Thursday, June 4, 2009

D-Link DIR-825 home router does IPv6

D-Link has introduced a wireless router named DIR-825 which seems to do IPv6. D-Link itself provides very little information about the IPv6. I only found some information in this pdf ftp://ftp.dlink.eu/datasheets/DIR-825.pdf

IPV6 READY
This router carries both the silver and gold IPv6 Ready logos, signifying that it not only supports the IPv6 protocol, but is also compatible with IPv6 equipment from other manufacturers. It allows you to move to a 128-bit addressing system and directly connect to anybody in the world using your unique IP address. Using a dual-stack architecture, this router can handle routing for both IPv4 and IPv6 networks at the same time, so you can be assured that your equipment is forward and backward compatible

That information is not very useful.

The German magazine C'T provides a bit more information: IPv6 over PPPoE or DHCPv6 for native IPv6 to the ISP. If that does not work, the DIR-825 will use 6to4 or 6in4 tunnels.

The price is a quite high: 160 Euro.


2 comments:

Phil said...

This isn't necessarily true. I have this router, it has no IPv6 support for me.

If this works for you or in Germany then it appears their firmware feature set varies by region -- I'd assumed it was just for radio frequency regulation compliance.

Anonymous said...

There are actually different hardware versions of the DIR-825. Only the latest hardware version (B1) supports IPv6.

Likewise, the DIR-615 C1 from D-Link also supports IPv6 (the earlier DIR-615 A1 and B1 hardware versions do not).