Configuring the IPv6 setup and 6rd Tunnel function of the Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E900

The Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the new generation protocol to succeed the current protocol version, Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4).  IPv6 was created to address the concern about the shortage of IPv4 addresses available.  It also adds many improvements to IPv4 in areas such as routing and network auto-configuration.  This article will guide you on how to configure the IPv6 and 6rd Tunnel function on your Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E900.
To configure the IPv6 setup and 6rd Tunnel function of your Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E900, make sure that you have the following information from your Internet Service Provider (ISP): 

  • Network Setup Prefix
  • Prefix Length
  • Border Relay
  • IPv4 address Mask Length 

QUICK TIP:  Not all Linksys Wireless-N routers are IPv6 compliant.  Click here for the list of devices that support IPv6.  To know how to verify if your system is capable of IPv6 connectivity, click here.

Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page using the Linksys Connect software.  To learn how, click here.
Step 2:
Once in the web-based setup page, click the IPv6 Setup sub-tab. 

Step 3:
Select Disabled for the IPv6 - Automatic under Internet Connection Type.
NOTE:  The IPv6 - Automatic section is set to Enabled by default.  This allows you to use IPv6 automatically for all network addresses.

QUICK TIP:  The DUID or the DHCP for IPv6 Unique Identifier section displays the IPv6 DHCP value that the router automatically generates. 

NOTE:  The 6rd Tunnel allows your router to send IPv6 IP addresses over IPv4 networks.  You may select Disabled, Automatic Configuration, or Manual Configuration in the 6rd Tunnel drop-down menu.

  • Disabled – Disables the 6rd Tunnel function.
  • Automatic Configuration – Allows your router to handle the 6rd Tunnel settings automatically.
  • Manual Configuration – Allows you to change these settings manually. 

Step 4:
Enter the 6rd Tunnel information in the required fields if you selected Manual Configuration.

Step 5:
Click .

You should have configured the IPv6 setup and 6rd Tunnel function of your Linksys Wi-Fi Router, E900 now.
Related Article:
Differences between IPv4 and IPv6

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