Practical autoconfigured IPV6: How do I find and connect to my router?
This is the opposite of the problem I expected. I'm using Comcast as an ISP, and a LinkSys/Cisco EA6500 router. I plugged it in, went through the auto configuration, and suddenly I have IPV6 support. I can get to IPV6-only sites, and my outside IP address is reported as a non-FE80 ipv6.
I did this the hard way through hurricane electric before, and I guess now I'm running into issues I hadn't anticipated from that experience. Now everything is auto-configured, and I had nothing to do with it. Most people who buy this router probably will not even know it's IPV6 or what that means.
So the first thing I try to do is connect to the router via IPV6. Can't do it. Here are questions/problems I've encountered in just a few minutes of trying, which a few hours later I have not yet resolved:
- How do you figure out where your IPV6 router is? (Ok this one is rdisc6, but that's not in any help page I found)
- How do I connect to it? Firefox doesn't understand ipv6 addresses, and ping6 doesn't seem to do anything either.
- What can I actually use those lines in /etc/hosts for?
ff02::2 is a multicast to ip6-allrouters, but I can't ping6 ip6-allrouters or ff02::2. Invalid argument.
I'm pretty familiar with IPV4 and can use netstat -rn and ifconfig to tell me just about anything I need to know about my network, but using the 6 flags for those commands provides me not much that's practical.
If somebody has experience with this, I had thought I could just turn off IPV4 dhcp on my router and have a happy experience, but not until I can find my router.
Last edited by 1clue; October 29th, 2012 at 01:51 PM.
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