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
“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. ”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With at least service pack 2, run netsh install ipv6
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2003
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. ”
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.
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.
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.
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:
System AirOS is constantly upgraded, Hence it is recommended to always use the newest version available.
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).
DIGISOL DG-BG4300N (300 Mbps Wireless ADSL2+ Broadband Router) supports IPv6 whereas DG-WA3000N does not
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:-
For DES-1016D, IPv6 support is questionable.
Try and select TCP/IPv4 and not TCP/IPv6 for the switch in TCP/IP option.
IPv6 support is questionable.
It supports IPv6:-
IPv4/IPv6 Dual Protocol Stack
IPv6 Address Types (Unicast | Multicast)
IPv6 Support for SNTP, SNMP, Telnet, Remote Ping, TFTP, HTTP, SSH.
IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
IPv6 Path MTU Discovery
ZYXEL- ES-3148 (3000 series)
IPv6 support is questionable.
Fiber Converter/ Module :-
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.