Saturday, November 7, 2015

Setting up IPv6 in TP-Link TL-WDR3600 router for TM UniFi Internet

IPv6 is finally supported in the latest Malaysian firmware version 3.14.3 Build 150605 Rel.53236n for TP-Link TL-WDR3600 router.

The available IPv6 Internet connection types are:

  • DHCPv6
  • Static IPv6
  • PPPoEv6
  • Tunnel 6to4
So far, I only able to make the Tunnel 6to4 work in my router. I am not able to obtain IPv6 address with the other 3 connection types.

Here is the way to setup the TP-Link TL-WDR3600 router to support IPv6 network with TM UniFi, using Tunnel 6to4 method.

Go to IPv6 Support > IPv6 Setup, and enable the IPv6, choose "Tunnel 6to4" as the WAN connection type.

Set the MTU Size to be 1472, which is 20 bytes less than the MTU Size of 1492 set for the IPv4 in PPPoE Advanced Settings page.

To make use of Google DNS servers, set your primary and secondary IPv6 DNS servers to be
2001:4860:4860::8888 and 2001:4860:4860::8844 respectively.

Leave the LAN IPv6 Address Assign Type as SLAAC.
 

Click the Save button and you are done. You should be able to see your IPv6 address and settings in the IPv6 Status page now.

You can test your IPv6 connectivity with this website: http://test-ipv6.com/


Note that you won't be able to get a 10/10 score with Tunnel 6to4 connection. The website will just give you a 7/10. This is absolutely fine, as long as you don't get MTU related error which is the common headache in IPv6 setting.

Next, you can compare your Internet access speed to Japan when using IPv4 and IPv6. Both connection speeds are, in fact, surprisingly very different.

URL to test IPv4 connection speed from your location to the Japan server: http://www.speedtest6.com/



URL to test IPv6 connection speed from your location to the same Japan server: http://ipv6.speedtest6.com/



Below is the ping result from my computer to www.google.com using IPv4 and IPv6:

4 comments:

K.Y.Yap said... Reply To This Comment

How to setup IPv6 support for Maxis Home Fibre??

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

@K.Y.Yap

I am not aware if Maxis Home Fibre already support IPv6 or not.

Few months ago, they haven't yet.

Obi Guan said... Reply To This Comment

Enabling Tunnel6to4 does not mean that your ISP support ipv6. Tunnel6to4 is meant for end users to obtain IPv6 on their network without really need to have their ISP IPv6 ready. Tunnel6to4 means running ipv6 ontop/over ipv4. The minimum requirement for Tunnel6to4 to work is to have a public IPv4 address and a route that supports it. Tunnel6to4 doesn't work on private IPv4 address.

So for maxis home fibre to work, call maxis to give you a dynamic public ip address. You need to change your PPPoE login account too. I know because I am using maxis home fibre.

Darrel Lai said... Reply To This Comment

Hi obi guan can u teach me on how to activate my ipv6 ( maxis broadband )

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