"Check Your 6" - IPv6 Test

You do not appear to be using IPv6. This does not mean that you do not have IPv6, this just means that you are not connecting with IPv6.

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If you do not already have IPv6, there are three ways that you can get IPv6.

 

1. Get IPv6 from your Internet Service Provider.

This option is not possible for most people, since most ISPs do not have it ready for consumer use. You will also need to have a router that works with IPv6.

Unfortunately, most routers do not support IPv6. One router that I had used in the past that does support IPv6 is the D-Link DIR-825 router (this router is old now). You can use this router to setup the IPv6 via tunneling.

Please note that since the D-Link DIR-825 does not have a IPv6 firewall, you will want to make sure that your firewall on your computer not only supports IPv6, but is set to block all incoming connections to your computer via IPv6, unless you have reason to let something through.

 

Recommendation: Recommended only if your ISP gives IPv6 out to its customers, otherwise use one of the suggestions below.

 

2. Use a free tunneling service.

First off, tunneling means that you go through someone else's computer(s) to access the Internet (or whatever you are wanting to do). One good reason for doing this, is if you want to use IPv6 and your ISP provider does not support IPv6 yet. Tunneling can, however, slow down the response times of sending/receiving Internet packets.

Secondly, you will need a router that supports IPv6. Unfortunately, most routers do not support IPv6. Even the Cisco Linksys E3000 router does not support it. One router that had used in the past that does support IPv6 is the D-Link DIR-825 router. You can use this router to setup the IPv6 via tunneling.

Please note that since the D-Link DIR-825 does not have a IPv6 firewall, you will want to make sure that your firewall on your computer not only supports IPv6, but is set to block all incoming connections to your computer via IPv6, unless you have reason to let something through.

 

Here is one place that you can get free IPv6 tunneling: http://www.tunnelbroker.net

 

Note: You will need to set your router to respond on WAN ping. Otherwise, tunnel broker (a.k.a. Hurricane Electric) will not let you use their free IPv6 tunneling service.

 

Recommendation: Recommended if you want or need to have several computers using IPv6 on a regular basis.

 

3. Use a quick and easy program called FreeNet6.

This free program will actually set you up with a dynamic IPv6 IP address via tunneling. It is just like using tunnel broker with the exception that you not only do not have to have a router that will work with IPv6, but you also do not need to make an account to use it either.

Once you have installed the program, all you need to do is open the program up, find the button named “Connect”, and click on it.

The FreeNet6 program will then connect to a server to give you a dynamic IPv6 address so that you can make use of the IPv6 Internet protocol.

Click here to download the FreeNet6 program.


Recommendation:

 

If you do get setup with IPv6, then come back and rerun my IPv6 test again to see if you can get out on IPv6.


I hope this has been helpful to you.


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