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IPv6 Readiness Assessment


IPv6 Readiness Assessment

Below are some examples of the recommendations so as to update  existing Infrastructure, OS & Database and Network & Security Devices while migrating from IPv4 to IPv6

OS:-

“The implication of every device having a unique IPv6 address is a boon for both office or home networks and mobile networks where latency is a factor. ”

  1. Redhat Linux

Redhat Linux is IPv6 Compatible. Linux kernel has IPv6 support since 1996. Configuring computer systems and networks devices for IPv6 may consists of two distinct steps. First, to enable IPv6 on your network interface, and, second, to configure your applications to bind to the right IPv6 addresses.

  1. Windows 2008

Windows 2008 is IPv6 Compatible. Since IPv6 was fully introduced in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, Microsoft has been working hard to support this next generation Internet protocol. Therefore, Windows 2008 has been redesigned to support both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) to meet the connectivity and performance needs of today’s varied networking environments and technologies.

  1. Windows 2003

Windows 2003 puts us in a tensed spot. The IPv6 protocol is supported in Windows Server 2003. By default, IPv6 is not enabled on Windows Server 2003. Need to install the IPv6 stack first. However, Windows Server 2003 does not support all IPv6 features. For fully IPv6 compatibility, it’s recommended to upgrade to higher Windows Server edition.

  1. Windows Vista

Windows Vista comes equipped with dual stack IPv4/IPv6. On a default installation of Vista, IPv6 should already be operational. In order to fully test your IPv6 readiness, you will also need the services of a Tunnel Broker.

Vista come equipped with the Teredo Tunnel, but it is not functional by default.

  1. Windows 7

With Internet’s IPv4 dashboard gas gauge is blinking empty at only 5% left in the tank, isn’t it nice that Windows 7 does a decent job of supporting IPv6. It certainly does much better than the ones that came before, but it still has some quirks.

While Windows 7 is now certified as being IPv6 Ready, it’s not quite on target by default.

Windows 7 comes equipped with dual stack IPv4/IPv6. . On a default installation of Win7, IPv6 should already be operational. In order to fully test your IPv6 readiness, you will also need the services of a Tunnel Broker.

Win7 come equipped with the Teredo Tunnel, but it is not functional by default.

  1. Windows XP

Does Windows XP support IPv6? Short Answer, yes. IPv6 has been included in Windows since Windows XP – SP1. Though you need to be running SP1 at minimum.

SP2 has even more complete IPv6 stack.

IPv6 is not enabled by default in Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and has to be explicitly installed and enabled. Proper IPv6 support was added with the Advanced Networking Pack and updated in the Service Pack 2.

  1. Linux

Its is usually natively IPv6 enabled.

 Operating system Firewall DHCPv6 6to4 Configured tunnels PPPv6 PPPoE How to enable IPv6
Linux yes addon yes yes yes Usually natively enabled.
Windows XP yes addon yes yes no With at least service pack 2,  run netsh install ipv6
Windows Vista yes yes yes yes yes Natively enabled
Windows 7 yes yes Natively enabled
Windows Server 2008  yes  Client active Natively enabled
Windows Server 2003 Natively enabled

Table: IPv6 operating systems overview and features –  IPv6 intelligence

Wireless  Devices :-

“Wireless technology has totally changed people’s life, and has gradually become the heart of the home network. ”

  1. D-LINK DWL-2100AP

If only L2 layer pass-through is needed for IPv6, it will work, but only in some modes. In normal infrastructure mode, if access point acts as master of network, it should work.

On side of wireless client, its dicey. If you intend to connect using notebooks or devices with directly attached wireless cards to it, it should work without problems. If you need to connect using access point in client mode, ie,  “transparent” wireless device in bridged client mode, it will not work.  In client mode, it is not fully compliant bridge, IPv4 will work, IPv6 will not.

To manage AP using IPv6, may also use an access point supported by some alternative firmware, like  OPENWRT.

  1. TP- LINK TL- WA601G

There are multiple revisions of the TL-WA601G : V1 or V2.

Because older TP-LINK routers don’t have sufficient storage and memory space for the new IPv6 stack, hence wireless-G or wireless-B routers does not support IPv6. To benefit from the advances of the IPv6 technology, it is recommended to upgrade to TP-LINK’s high-performance and IPv6 Ready routers.

  1. TP- LINK TL- WA51210G

 

As per inventory list shared, We cannot find TL- WA51210G. Please check for correct model no.

For TL- WA5210G, IPv6 support is questionable.

 

 

  1. Cisco WAP4410N Wireless-N Access Point

 

It is loaded with IPv6 host feature.

  • Supports management and control of access point over IPv6
  • Supports RFC2460 (IPv6 protocol) and RFC4294 (IPv6 node requirements)

The Cisco WAP4410N Access Point supports the following IPv6 functions:

  • Path MTU discovery (RFC1981)
  • Internet Protocol v6 -IPv6 (RFC2460)
  • IPv6 Neighbor Discovery (ND) (RFC2461)
  • IPv6 Stateless Address autoconfiguration (RFC2462)
  • ICMPv6: Internet Control Message Protocol v6 ICMPv6 (RFC2643)
  • IPv6 Address architecture (RFC3513)
  • Default address selection (RFC3484)
  • Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Ethernet Networks (RFC 2464)
  • IPv6 Node – (RFC4294)
  • Dual IPv4/IPv6 stack – simultaneous access from IPv4 and IPv6 client at the same

The Cisco WAP4410N Access Point supports the following IPv6 Applications:

  • WEB/SSL
  • SNTP
  • PING6
  • TRACE Route

 

  1. Ubiquiti Networks™ airGrid® 5 GHz High-Performance Integrated

               InnerFeed™ Antenna (Model:  AG-HP-5G23)

 

Its specifications are:

OS AirOS V
IPv6 support Transparent (BRIDGE mode)

System AirOS is constantly upgraded, Hence it is recommended  to always use the newest version available.

 

 

  1. TP- LINK TL- WR740N

 

The TP-Link WR740N is  variant of the TP-Link WR741ND differing only in the non-removable antenna. Since the hardware in WR740N is similar to WR741N, most of the contents in TP-Link WR741ND applies to this router too.

There are multiple revisions of the TL WR740N.

Customized OpenWRT firmware for WR740N available for hardware versions v2.4 and v3 ONLY that managed to squeeze IPv6 packages (radvd, dhcp6 server and client).

 

  1. DIGILINK DG-WA3000N

 

DIGISOL  DG-BG4300N (300 Mbps Wireless ADSL2+ Broadband Router) supports IPv6 whereas DG-WA3000N does not

Switches:-

 

  1. Switches: D-LINK/ HCL/ CISCO/ ZYXEL

 

A comparison of Stackable network switches which include stacking and Layer 3 capabilities (1Gbit/10Gbit) is as follows:

 

 

A Comparison of fanless layer 2 switches (24x 1GbE) is as follows:-

 

 

 

 

  1. D-LINK DES-1016D

For DES-1016D, IPv6 support is questionable.

Try and select TCP/IPv4 and not TCP/IPv6 for the switch in TCP/IP option.

 

  1. D-LINK DES-3226S

IPv6 support is questionable.

 

  1. DIGISOL-DG-GS 4528S

It supports IPv6:-

 

  • Generic Prefix
  • ICMPv6 Redirect
  • IPv4/IPv6 Dual Protocol Stack
  • IPv6 Address Types (Unicast | Multicast)
  • IPv6 Management
  • IPv6 Support for SNTP, SNMP, Telnet, Remote Ping, TFTP, HTTP, SSH.
  • IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
  • IPv6 Path MTU Discovery
  • Manual Configuration
  • Stateless Auto-configuration
  1. ZYXEL- ES-3148 (3000 series)

 

IPv6 support is questionable.

 

 

Fiber Converter/ Module :-

 

 

 

  1. D-Link DEF 855

 

As per inventory list shared, We cannot find D-Link DEF 855. Please check for correct model no.

For  D-Link DFE-855, a  Fast Ethernet media converter,  IPv6 support is questionable.

 

  1. DIGISOL DG -MC5022 (5000 series)

 

IPv6 support is questionable.

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