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Need Some Help with IPv6

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kennykid2002, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Kennykid2002

    Kennykid2002 Serious Server Member

    Hey everyone,
    New to this forum and I need some help.
    I'm trying to setup IPv6 in my home network and not sure where to start.

    Here is my current setup:
    • Linksys DPC3008 DOCSIS 3.0 (IPv6 Ready)
    • Linksys E3000 Dual Band Router
    • All connected via CAT6 Ethernet
    ISP:
    • Comcast (Currently IPv6 available)
    Background story:
    • My IPv6 currently works when my desktop is directly hooked up to the modem, so I know the IPv6 works. So apparently, the E3000 doesnt support IPv6 natively.
    • I've decided to try out Shibby Tomato firmware as it offers the most features and doesn't require me to jump through flaming hoops to install, like DD-WRT.
    • I do have a WRT54G on DD-WRT acting as a repeater, so I do know a little bit about flashing firmwares.
    My problem:
    I have never used Tomato, and am unfamiliar with it.
    Would I have to use tunneling to get IPv6 working?
    As I understand, IPv6 tunneling is for those who do not actively have IPv6 from their provider. As I do have IPv6 provided, is it a simple "Turn on" switch inside Tomato's interface? or would I have to tunnel it as well?

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Mangix

    Mangix Networkin' Nut Member

    err that depends. when you connect your computer directly to your modem, does your IPv6 address start with 2002? If so, you need tunneling(6to4). If it's something else, it's probably using DHCPv6 to get the address. To configure Tomato to use DHCPv6, go to Basic > IPv6 and set the Type to DHCPv6.. Should be all that's needed.
     
  3. thunderforce

    thunderforce Networkin' Nut Member

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