Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




22 posts

Geek


Topic # 98728 5-Mar-2012 14:38 Send private message

Hi all,

I have a Netgear WNDR3700v2 Router behind a generic ADSL2+ Modem. I thought I'd try using a tunnel to access IPv6 websites, so I tried to set up a SixXS tunnel.

While doing that I tried the Auto Detect and 6to4 Tunnel Auto Config functions in the router, which gave me a WxC IPv6 address. I know it's a WxC address because ipv6-test.com told me where it originated from.

A couple of questions, firstly, is this supposed to be possible? Secondly, is it possible to access my router from the Public IPv6 Internet using this IPv6 address?

If anyone could help that would be great. I've also asked the XNet helpdesk about IPv6, and they said they would 'email the engineers' and get back to me.

Thanks in advance,

Matthew McTague 

Create new topic
68 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 12

Trusted

  Reply # 590919 5-Mar-2012 22:01 Send private message

Hi Matthew,

We don't offer 6to4 or other tunnelled services, we offer only native dual-stacked ipv6... Would be interested to know what address you are getting assigned, as you should only get a v6 prefix if your account has it enabled.

Cheers,

Callum
WxC

2329 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 79


  Reply # 590970 5-Mar-2012 23:33 Send private message

XNet offers full (native) dual stack now. I thought you had to specifically ask to get onto the trial though?


68 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 12

Trusted

  Reply # 591016 6-Mar-2012 08:11 Send private message

kyhwana2: XNet offers full (native) dual stack now. I thought you had to specifically ask to get onto the trial though?



You do need to ask to be put on the trial at this stage, it is not on by default.  Yet. 



22 posts

Geek


  Reply # 591031 6-Mar-2012 08:42 Send private message

Callum,

I'm being assigned 2002:3a1c:9854::1/16.

Really didn't expect it to work, just tried Auto Detect to see what would happen.

I would be interested in being part of the trial, I realize that it's closed now though.

Feel free to give me a call, guessing you can get the number from my WxC account.

Cheers,

Matthew McTague 

68 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 12

Trusted

  Reply # 591033 6-Mar-2012 08:47 Send private message

Ah... the 2002::/16 prefix is used in the 6to4 transition mechanism, see here for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6to4

Note that we don't assign you a 6to4 prefix, it is auto generated based upon you IPv4 address, and you route all 6to4 traffic to a relay which uses the anycast address 192.88.99.1 - I'm pretty sure the one you would be using is hanging off the APE and is hosted by FX Networks.



22 posts

Geek


  Reply # 591034 6-Mar-2012 08:50 Send private message

Ok, that makes sense now then.

Is there any possibility of getting native IPv6 from WxC, or will it be offered in the near future? 

68 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 12

Trusted

  Reply # 591035 6-Mar-2012 08:52 Send private message

If your router supports it (It will need to support DHCPv6) then send me a PM with your username and I will turn it on for you.



22 posts

Geek


  Reply # 591038 6-Mar-2012 08:57 Send private message

Done.

Thanks for your help. 

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Bad lower back.
Created by TimA, last reply by BigHammer on 28-Jan-2015 14:05 (60 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


AdBlockers on Geekzone
Created by freitasm, last reply by JoshWright on 27-Jan-2015 22:45 (46 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Am I going down? App for the fearful of flying.
Created by networkn, last reply by TLD on 28-Jan-2015 13:24 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Police Speed Campaign - Summer 2014/2015
Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by mattwnz on 28-Jan-2015 14:17 (111 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Spark customers get Lightbox free for 12 months
Created by freitasm, last reply by ARK on 27-Jan-2015 16:35 (137 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


How (not) to run a hotel
Created by MikeAqua, last reply by BTR on 26-Jan-2015 16:06 (68 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Windows 10 News - 22 Jan
Created by Regs, last reply by joker97 on 28-Jan-2015 07:03 (118 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Police above the law ?
Created by heylinb4nz, last reply by MikeAqua on 26-Jan-2015 14:27 (116 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.