In this tutorial, we will be looking over the enabling the IPv6 connection in our ASUS router. To kindly remind you, regardless of the type of firmware your router currently running on, let it be ASUSWRT or Asus-Merlin, the process of setting up IPv6 is the same.
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Step 1: Login to your ASUS router web setting page.
Key in http:router.asus.com in your browser’s address bar.
For high end gaming routers from ASUS such as AC86U, AC5300, GT-AX11000, your web setting page might be slightly different, yet, the process of setting up the IPv6 is the same.
Hit on the IPv6 tab at your left-side panel given.
Before we proceed to set up the IPv6 connection, let us test first in order to know, we’re on the right track. There are several free tools available over the internet to conduct a testing, particularly to test the IPv6 connectivity. I always recommend test-ipv6 to test your status of IPv6 connection.
Step 2: Select IPv6 Connection profile
Once the IPv6 tab was clicked, you will be directed to the IPv6 setting page. Do not fear if you see the ‘Disable’ option. You can choose any of these three profile further.
- WAN (PPPoE), Select ‘Native‘ as IPv6 Connection type
- WAN (Automatic IP), Select ‘Passthrough‘ as IPv6 Connection type
- WAN (Static IP), Select ‘Static / Static IPv6‘ as IPv6 Connection type
For this tutorial, I will choose the ‘Native’ as my preferred IPv6 connection type.
Now, at IPv6 DNS setting, you can further opt to use your standard ISP’s IPv6 address, click on apply button [you can proceed to reboot your router] or, if you wish to customize your preferred DNS server, then, click on ‘Disable‘ button.
You can further pick the IPv6 address from DNS providers out there. For this tutorial, I will be selecting CloudFlare’s IPv6 address as my preferred DNS.
Key in the given IPv6 address in the given field and once the credentials were fulfilled, proceed to click on the ‘Apply‘ button. You can proceed to reboot your router after this.
Step 4: Testing the IPv6 Connection via http:router.asus.com
Now, in order to test if you’d successfully enabled IPv6 connection in your ASUS router, hit on the test-ipv6 test page to conduct a testing over the IPv6 connectivity.
It is really easy to enable the IPv6 connectivity over your ASUS routers. Do remember that, the IPv6 connection only enhances routing and improves security over IPv4, but, will not improve your current subscribed internet package (bandwidth utilization).