Readers will learn the how to create an IPv6 tunnel.
IPv6 Tunnels make possible to reach the IPv6 Internet by tunneling over existing IPv4 connections from your IPv6 enabled host or router to one of our IPv6 routers. EdgeOS is compatible with IPv6 addresses and IPv6 Tunnel using SIT. In this tutorial we use Hurricane Electric TunnelBroker service. However, you can use any other IPv6 tunneling service.
- Get a valid IPv6 address; in this case we got a free IPv6 Address from Hurricane Electric, using their free service: www.tunnelbroker.net
- Validate your account, and then log in to www.tunnelbroker.net, then Create a Regular Tunnel
- Enter your current IPv4 address and select a server (in this case we selected one in Florida, USA). Then click on “Create Tunnel” button. Note: In case you've a dynamic IP address, you will have to update your registered IPv4 address every time it changes, otherwise the tunnel won't work.
- After the tunnel is created, you will receive a valid Client IPv6 Address, in this case 2001:470:4:c87::2/64. And a Server IPv4 address, in this case 22.214.171.124
- Now log in to your EdgeRouter, and open CLI (located in the Toolbox menu)
- Enter your username and password, default credentials are ubnt/ubnt, unless you previously changed your administrator username and password.
- Enter the following commands: