Spectator

IPv6 with Linksys EA4500

Hello,

 

While troubleshooting other issues I noticed that my laptop (Windows 10) gets a IPv6 address when directly connected to my modem (SB6121) but there's no IPv6 when going through my router (Linksys EA4500.) Looking around it appears that the router isn't getting an IPv6 address. I've tried releasing/renewing it with no luck. In the status report for IPv6 it just say's "Connecting".

 

"IPv6 - Automatic" is enabled. Has anyone gotten IPv6 to work with this router?

 

Thanks,

 

-Chris

 

7 REPLIES
Established Sharer

Re: IPv6 with Linksys EA4500

Sorry to disappoint, but according to Linksys at  http://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=135685  the EA4500 is not capable of supporting IPv6.

Spectator

Re: IPv6 with Linksys EA4500

EA4500 is the 12th row on the table? I checked that article before posting.

This post also leads me to believe it works. http://forums.timewarnercable.com/ Granted I'm in NC, not OH.
Expert

Re: IPv6 with Linksys EA4500

If it really is capable, set the wan side to "autodetect WAN settings"

 

Spectator

Re: IPv6 with Linksys EA4500

Everything is set on automatic.
Established Sharer

Re: IPv6 with Linksys EA4500

Sorry, my eyes don't always deal well with fine print. So you did download the specified firmware version 3.1.6 from Linksys??
Seasoned Contributor

Re: IPv6 with Linksys EA4500

Comments on this unit are mixed with most suggesting IPv6 can work but that there are insufficient adjustments for "non-standard" (like TWC) systems.

 

If you want IPv6 access to the greater Internet on all your LAN devices I think you should consider getting a gateway device that properly supports both being a DHCPv6 client and being a DHCPv6 server.  Or at least one that has clear instructions.

Spectator

Re: IPv6 with Linksys EA4500

That's what I ended up doing. Picked up a Netgear Nighthawk X4S, I was having other issues I decided I didn't want to deal with anymore.