D-Link IPv6 Solutions

Table of Contents

D-Link IPv6 Solutions
The Advantages of IPv6
IPv6 Compliant D-Link Products
World IPv6 Launch on June 6, 2012
Choosing a Network Equipment Vendor
V6 ready CE Router (CPE) Interoperability Testing
Consumer Product List
Frequently Asked Questions





D-Link IPv6 Solutions

The move from IPv4 to IPv6 routing addresses the growing need for additional public IP addresses. Today, each new device on the Internet is assigned an IP address, and the number of available IPv4 addresses has nearly depleted. Support for IPv6 routing is important to securing the future of a network and is also essential to ensure the growth and development of tomorrow's Internet. 

 

The Advantages of IPv6

One benefit of IPv6 is that it offers a new pool of IP addresses to ensure that there are enough available to facilitate this growing need and protect future investments. In addition to a vastly expanded address space, IPv6 offers a wide range of improvements, including:

• Security enhancements
• Stateless auto configuration
• Superior mobility
• Enhanced subnet address management
• Simplified network administration
• Built-in multicasting
• New QoS features

 

IPv6 Compliant D-Link Products

At D-Link, we provide end-to-end networking solutions for both business and consumer, including switching solutions and home routers that take full advantage of IPv6 benefits. Our IPv6 solutions address a number of scenarios that demand next generation IP, including:

• Increased prevalence of IP/mobile phones
• Automobile navigation systems
• Community Wi-Fi and WiMax installations
• Emerging applications such as:
• New Internet-enabled wireless devices
• Industrial appliances
• Internet-connected transportation systems
• Integrated telephony services like VoIP and presence-aware communication
• Expansion of home networking technologies (appliances, media systems)
• Increased installations of "always-on" home networking via DSL or cable

D-Link offers customers leading-edge equipment, comprehensive support and a clear path to the next generation Internet.

 

World IPv6 Launch on June 6, 2012

Based on the success of the World IPv6 Day test last year, the Internet Society (ISOC) has decreed that the IPv6 standard will go live permanently on World IPv6 Day - June 6, 2012. D-Link will have IPv6-enabled products throughout its product line by June 6, 2012. An IPv6-enabled device can work with both the new IPv6 standards explained below as well as the current IPv4 standard. So, if you own one of the networking devices listed here, there is no need to take action – D-Link has got you covered.

 

Choosing a Network Equipment Vendor

A reasonable approach when choosing vendors for business networks is to follow the lead of the ISPs, who have the most at stake in the transition to IPv6. In the February 2011 Network World article "Most IPv6-certified home network gear is frightfully buggy," D-Link was cited as the only vendor shipping IPv6 consumer equipment that was ready for ISP field trials.

The quality of D-Link's IPv6-ready consumer routers is the direct result of D-Link's six years of development and experience in IPv6 implementations for business. Asia is ahead of the rest of the world in IPv6 implementation, and D-Link equipment successfully runs a number of IPv6 production networks there including the Taiwan national educational network and several major Chinese universities. While an IPv6-ready logo is a starting point, real IPv6 deployment is required to shake out issues and determine what the standard testing suite covers insufficiently.

 

V6 ready CE Router (CPE) Interoperability Testing

D-Link successfully completed a new round of IPv6 interoperability testing at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory’s (UNH-IOL) third IPv6 Customer Edge (CE) Router Interoperability Test Event held from November 7-11, 2011. This was D-Link’s second successful participation in a UNH-IOL IPv6 CPE test event after the company became one of only two vendors to pass an earlier test program held in June, 2011. More importantly, D-Link IPv6 supports home gateway will enable IPv6 by default, which means D-Link IPv6 support CPE will not require any IPv6-specific configuration by users.

 

Product List

You can now have a network environment that is IPv4 and IPv6-ready with D-Link's IPv6-certified products:

11AC Routers

DIR-868L   Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router with AC SmartBeam and USB 3.0
DIR-865L   Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router
DIR-860L   Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router with AC SmartBeam and USB 3.0
DIR-850L   Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router
DIR-820L   Wireless AC1000 Dual Band Cloud Router
DIR-810L   Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router

Wireless N Cloud Routers

DIR-855L   Wireless N900 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router with SmartBeam
DIR-836L   Wireless N750 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router with AC SmartBeam and USB 3.0
DIR-826L   Wireless N600 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router
DIR-636L   Wireless N300 Gigabit Cloud Router
DIR-626L   Wireless N300 Cloud Router

Wireless N Routers, PowerLine and Access Points/Media Bridges

DIR-857   HD Media Router 3000
DIR-835   Wireless N750 Dual Band Gigabit Router
DIR-827   HD Media Router 2000
DIR-825   Xtreme N600 Dual Band Gigabit Router (Hardware revision C1)
DIR-815   Wireless N600 Dual Band Router (Hardware revision B1)
DIR-657   HD Media Router 1000
DIR-655   Xtreme N Gigabit Router (Hardware revision B1)
DIR-645   Whole Home Router 1000
DIR-615   Wireless N300 Router
DAP-1525   Wireless N300 Access Point/Media Bridge
DHP-1565   Wireless N300 PowerLine Gigabit Router


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the current IPv6 support status of D-Link consumer products?

There are currently more than 31 D-Link CPE devices certified with the IPv6 Ready Logo. All present-generation consumer routers support dual stack and v4/v6 tunneling mechanisms. Consumer access points, the DAP-1350, DAP-1522, DAP-1525 and DAP-1533, are IPv6 certified. In addition, wireless PowerLine models, the DHP-W306AV, DHP-1320 and DHP-1565 are IPv6 certified. This makes them the world’s first IPv6 Ready PowerLine AP and PowerLine router.

 

Q: What is the IPv6 Ready Logo and what is its scope?

The IPv6 Ready Logo certification is hosted by the IPv6 Forum, a non-profit organization focused on expediting IPv6 adoption. The IPv6 Ready Logo includes 3 phases: Phase 1 (silver logo), Phase 2 (gold logo), and Phase 3 (currently being planned). Phase 1 is an older test program that has simpler test suites than Phase 2. Most vendors are currently applying for Phase 2 certification rather than Phase 1.

For more information about IPv6 Ready Logo, please visit http://www.ipv6forum.org/

D-Link has been a designer and implementer of IPv6 since 2005 and has integrated IPv6 into its product portfolio. All new D-Link routers currently ship with the "IPv6 Ready Phase II" certification and logo. D-Link is the first router manufacturer to integrate IPv6 ready capability into its current routers.

D-Link is a member of the IPv6 Ready Logo Program – the IPv6 logo on the D-Link box lets you know that you're covered for IPv6.