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Which routers suitable for small/home networks support IPv6 as described in the Microsoft document IPv6 Support in Home Routers?

Edit: to answer some comments wondering about the reasons of wanting this:

  • learning about IPv6 practically at home
  • doing one's small part of driving up IPv6 adoption (like voting)
  • it's fun

I originally asked this at http://www.serverfault.com, because I think the question is also very applicable to many (especially small network) administrators.

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I'd say this belongs over on Super User. –  RainyRat Oct 30 '09 at 23:31
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Disagree about SuperUser.. how can IPv6 possibly be a user concern? –  tomjedrz Oct 30 '09 at 23:57
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IPv6 is far from dead and buried, but by the time it is in use that a home router will need its support that home device will have bit the dust anyway. –  sparks Oct 31 '09 at 0:12
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It may be sooner than you think: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv4_address_exhaustion –  Dennis Williamson Oct 31 '09 at 1:04
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@tomjedrz - Errrrrmmm... No. Just no. –  Izzy Oct 31 '09 at 1:39

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The SixXS folks (who maintain a global network of free IPv6 tunnel endpoints) maintain a good list of IPv6 capable routers: http://www.sixxs.net/wiki/Routers

I've used (relatively) cheap Cisco 8xx series routers with small IPv6 networks, most recently I've used an Apple Time Capsule to get an IPv6 network at home.

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Why would one need IPv6 at home? –  tomjedrz Oct 30 '09 at 23:59
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I don't "need" an IPv6 network at home, no more than I "need" lots of other stuff. I work with networks from time to time, no harm in playing with the technology we'll end up using to get to serverfault at some stage ;) –  BrianEss Oct 31 '09 at 0:22
    
Makes sense ... –  tomjedrz Nov 9 '09 at 21:58

I use an Asus WL-500gp v1 with OpenWRT and have a SixXS-tunnel to that. It was very easy to set up. Any router that can run OpenWRT is similar easy to get working since it's the OpenWRT that is the thing to configure.

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My Apple Airport Extreme Base Station with Gigabit Ethernet (part number MB053LL/A ... it's an older version of the Airport Extreme and Time Capsule they offer now) supports IPv6 out-of-the-box.

According to the help files, it will use and configure IPv6 automatically if the network you hook it up to supports it, but you can also manually configure the router to Node or Tunnel mode.

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Seems as though this should have gone under BrianEss's answer... sorry everyone –  mparker17 Nov 30 '09 at 13:59

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