Tips to configure Linksys® router along with IPv6 details
Explain IPv6. What are the different ways to configure Linksys router along with IPv6 protocols?
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is operated by transferring of data packets that has the source address as well as the destination address across networks with the help of communication protocol which is succeeded by Internet Protocol version 4. IPv6 is a network-layer protocol and contains addressing and control information. It helps to route packets in the network. It is also called next generation IP. It has increased IP address size that ranges from 32 bits to 128 bits. It can perform auto-configuration of addresses. It is capable of flow labeling by which packets of traffic are labeled and flown. It can make changes to the IP header options for allowing forwarding and fewer limits in the IPv6 options length. It can solve problems related to security and depletion of address. Its extensibility supports quality of service (QoS) and mobility without any protocol redesign. It can be also used in mobile applications.
The following are the ways to install and configure Linksys router along with IPv6:
- Install router
- Configure the router
- Points to remember
Firstly, connect the router directly to the network. You have to connect the WAN port of the Linksys router to the port on the modem. Then enter the password to get wireless connection. Start the modem and the Linksys router accordingly. Connect the computer to a Linksys router port Start a web browser and enter 192.168.1.1 at the navigation bar. Entering the username and password will take you to configuration page where you can customize the settings of the router.
Configure the router
After installing the router, you have to open the web browser for the default IP address of Linksys router to enter the username and password. Select the type of the Internet Connection Type or WAN Connection Type depending on the router. The connection type selected will depend upon ISP details. Save the applied settings and exit the browser. Then, reset the modem and restart the computer.
There are different types of the connection namely, Automatic Configuration- DHCP, Static IP and PPPoE. With the selection of the connection type, you have to enter its username and password along with time period setting. The Internet Protocol version 6 supports the LAN part of the router. The new range of Linksys routers available in market supports IPv6 allowing consumers to get the routers with the IPv6 support for high performance in the network.
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