I've just got myself a new third party router, it was easy to set up and get connected. However, I only have an IPv4 address and I was wondering if anyone knew if I needed to do anything special to get IPv6 to work?
I know Netgears will never support IPv6. I also know that we have a delegration prefix of 56 or something?
My SmartHub, which I have just unplugged, was very random when it came to getting an IPv6 address. Sometimes it did get one, sometimes it didn't Maybe it's because BT haven't fully sorted out IPv6 yet?
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have you tried the Billion forum tried forum search here but cannot find any posts on subject
I use a BiPAC 8900AX R2 and the menus should be similar if not the same.
goto: configuration > WAN > under PTM interface, open the edit box for ppp1.1
Half way down (roughly) tick the check box for IPv6 , save changes and you should be good to go.
Just take heed though, sometimes I get an annoying string of IPv6 messages in the log, saying kernel warning/ and a mac address, but it doesn't degrade the router performance. Merely creates an extended system log file.
Not sure why it happens, maybe something to do with which authentication server hands of to the ppp handshake., and whether it's fully functional with IPv6 ... dunno.
I'm reliably informed that home users don't need iPV6 anyway (at least not yet), so I've never bothered with it --- I've never had any errors referring to it, not ever.
Your informant is not particularly reliable then. As time progresses more and more websites will become IPv6 only and will be inaccessible to home users without IPv6 capability.
Those settings are like that by default and this morning I got an Ipv6 address, so this proves it works.
However, the billion is proving to be garbage so far, all wireless devices suddenly complain of not being able to authenticate onto the router and only a reboot fixes it.
Still, I'll save that for the billion forum and I'll probably end up plugging the smart hub back in if it happens again.
With respect, Billion routers are not garbage .... and you really need to read the manual and check your config.
Their performance outweighs that of any hub about tenfold.
And seeing as you set it up via the wizard ... read the manual. 😉
Strange ... yet I live in a large house, and even satisfy a wi-fi signal 60 yds to the bottom of my garden and my house has solid walls.
I know my router is possibly more advanced, but I'd be surprised if yours didn't have advanced functions configuration as per this page.
And the same for the 5Ghz band ...