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How to enable IPv6 on your D-link and Huawei router

Enabling IPv6 on your fibre router is necessary because the world is running out of IPv4 addresses due to the growing number of internet-connected devices and increased traffic. The main function of IPv6 is to allow for more unique IP address identifiers to be created and assigned.

IPv4 addresses are made up of four sets of one to three-digit numbers, IPv6 uses eight groups of four hexadecimal digits, separated by colons.

  • An example of IPv4 - 104.20.31.244
  • An example of IPv6 - 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:73b4.

What is an IP address? An IP or Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned to each device that connects to the internet. IP addresses allow devices to talk to each other and exchange information.

How to enable IPv6 on the D-link DIR825 router

  • Open your internet browser.
  • In the search bar enter the IP address of the router to log into the router.

D-Link is: 192.168.0.1

  • Hit enter to search.
  • This will take you to the D-Link login page. Log into the router with the username and password.
  • Click ‘Login’.

Log into a router. If you would like to know How to log into a router read our Help Centre article for assistance.

  • This will open the router’s dashboard. Select ‘Connection Setup’ on the left and then select ‘WAN’ below that.

  • Here you will see the current connection types in the Connections List.
  • Select the ‘+’ button to add a new connection.

Do not remove IPv4. You need both IPv4 and IPv6 connections enabled.

  • In General Settings, under Connection Type, from the drop-down list select ‘Dynamic IPv6’.

  • Scroll down, change nothing else and click ‘Apply’.

  • You will see that Dynamic IPv6 has been added to the connection list.

You may now log out of the router.

If you are struggling to connect you may need to reboot the router and reconnect devices.

How to enable IPv6 on the Huawei WS5200 router

  • Open your internet browser.
  • In the search bar enter the IP address of the router to log into the router.

Huawei is: 192.168.3.1

  • Hit enter to search.
  • This will take you to the Huawei log in page. Log into the router with the username and password.
  • Click ‘Log In’.

  • This will open the Huawei routers dashboard. Select the ‘More Functions’ button on the top right.

  • In the About Router section, scroll down to see is the IPv6 status. It will probably be disabled.
  • If it is disabled, you will need to enable it. Select ‘Network Settings’ from the menu on the left-hand side.

  • Under ‘Network Settings’ on the left-hand side, select ‘IPv6’ from the options below.

  • Enable the IPv6 toggle button.

  • Change the address type to ‘DHCPV6’.

  • Scroll down and click ‘Save’.

  • You can go back to the ‘About Router’ page to check the IPv6 status.

You may now log out of the router.

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