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IPv6 setup guide:
What is IPv6? (Internet Protocol version 6)
IPv6 is the successor to the current standard used for the internet IPv4.
IP is an address on a network/internet. IPv4 has 3,706,452,992 public addresses. This may sound like a lot but when you add up all the computers, servers and devices plus large quantities that were sold to companies like apple and HP in the early days of the internet.
At this current point in time most of the IP addresses available have been used up and getting more is very costly and requires a lot of work to do.
IPv6 has 3.4×10^38 possible addresses to use. It is estimated there is not enough room on earth for the amount of devices to use all the addresses available.
IPv6 also has some new and advanced features that will improve the performance of the internet in many ways.
Why IPv6? (Internet Protocol version 6)
– IPv4 addresses are running out and to purchase more is very expensive.
– The internet is starting to make big moves to support IPv6. Currently, it is estimated 25% of devices also support IPv6. The majority of these will be servers providing websites and service.
Changing Netcomm routers to Dynamic IPv6 route:
Login via 192.168.20.1
Username/Password request will prompt – enter in your login details. Username will be (admin) Password will be your original MyAussie Password
Select Advanced Setup & Select WAN Service
Remove any current entries within the table by checking the remove box and hitting the remove button
Select Add followed by the Next button
Select IP over Ethernet and click Next
Ensure ‘Enable IPv4 for this service’ and ‘Enable IPv6 for this service’ are both enabled
Obtain an IPv4 and IPv6 address automatically
Select Tick Box for ‘Dhcpv6 Address Assignment’ (IANA)
Select Tick Box for ‘Dhcpv6 Prefix Delegation’ (IAPD) //// WAN IPv6 Address/Prefix Length & Prefix Delegation/Prefix Length can be obtained from your ISP after they have been assigned to your service.
Options are pre-filled here so proceed through the next few options via the ‘ Next Button x3 ‘ finally Apply Save
dnscache1.wide.net.au – 2403:5800:100:1::142
dnscache2.wide.net.au – 2403:5800:1:5::242
Changing Netgear routers to Dynamic IPv6 route:
Select advanced setup & IPv6
Set DHCP to use the DHCP server under ‘Internet Connection Type’
Connection Type: Native
Auto Configuration Setting: Stateless
Connect to DNS Server Automatically: Enabled
Enable Router Advertisement: Enable
Reboot the modem and the IPv6 settings should automatically propagate once connection is established.
*IPv6 Open Beta Opt In*
Aussie Broadband is currently working on testing and deploying an IPv6 solution that is currently in open beta. You can sign up to this using the below link for those who want to help test this feature.
Disclaimer: IPv6 is currently available in Beta testing only. Beta means that this feature is not supported by Customer Service. For troubleshooting, please visit our Whirlpool forums.