Ipv6 not working



  • I can't get ipv6 to work. None of the websites I tested gave me results or an ipv6 address. I've set a ipv6 DNS and everything. I connected directly to the modem and Windows didn't show an ipv6 DNS server. I've set both the WAN and LAN interfaces up properly. I have Spectrum and their Arris modem. I'll give screenshots if you need them.  Sorry about the lack of detail, I just got into Pfsense a few weeks ago, and I have very little knowledge of ipv6.



  • @Temido2222:

    I can't get ipv6 to work. None of the websites I tested gave me results or an ipv6 address. I've set a ipv6 DNS and everything. I connected directly to the modem and Windows didn't show an ipv6 DNS server. I've set both the WAN and LAN interfaces up properly. I have Spectrum and their Arris modem. I'll give screenshots if you need them.

    What version of pfsense are you using? What kind of client are you using?

    Please post screen captures of the following:

    Status / Gateways
    Status / Interfaces
    Interfaces / WAN
    Interfaces / LAN
    Services / DHCP
    Services / DHCPv6 and RA



  • What does ipconfig show?  Also, you don't need an IPv6 DNS.  Whether IPv4 or IPv6, the DNS servers provide the exact same info.



  • @JKnott:

    What does ipconfig show?  Also, you don't need an IPv6 DNS.  Whether IPv4 or IPv6, the DNS servers provide the exact same info.

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : localdomain
      Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ade6:a248:74f2:948a%20
      IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.14
      Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
      Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1



  • @bimmerdriver:

    @Temido2222:

    I can't get ipv6 to work. None of the websites I tested gave me results or an ipv6 address. I've set a ipv6 DNS and everything. I connected directly to the modem and Windows didn't show an ipv6 DNS server. I've set both the WAN and LAN interfaces up properly. I have Spectrum and their Arris modem. I'll give screenshots if you need them.

    What version of pfsense are you using? What kind of client are you using?

    Please post screen captures of the following:

    Status / Gateways
    Status / Interfaces
    Interfaces / WAN
    Interfaces / LAN
    Services / DHCP
    Services / DHCPv6 and RA

    http://imgur.com/a/IMiGV



  • @Temido2222:

    @bimmerdriver:

    @Temido2222:

    I can't get ipv6 to work. None of the websites I tested gave me results or an ipv6 address. I've set a ipv6 DNS and everything. I connected directly to the modem and Windows didn't show an ipv6 DNS server. I've set both the WAN and LAN interfaces up properly. I have Spectrum and their Arris modem. I'll give screenshots if you need them.

    What version of pfsense are you using? What kind of client are you using?

    Please post screen captures of the following:

    Status / Gateways
    Status / Interfaces
    Interfaces / WAN
    Interfaces / LAN
    Services / DHCP
    Services / DHCPv6 and RA

    http://imgur.com/a/IMiGV

    Looking at the screen captures, you're definitely not getting anywhere with ipv6. What's the orbi interface for? I highly recommend you start with defaults everywhere and only make changes where you are certain you need to do so.

    Did your isp tell you to request a /48 prefix and to request it over ipv4? If they don't support /48, it's not going to work. If you're not 100% certain a /48 is required, should check with the isp. Also, check the dhcp logs to see if there is a reply rejecting the /48. You may want to enable wan dhcpv6 debug mode to get more info int the logs.

    For dns, I suggest using unbound (resolver) and letting it do everything, but that's secondary to your problem.



  • @bimmerdriver:

    @Temido2222:

    @bimmerdriver:

    @Temido2222:

    I can't get ipv6 to work. None of the websites I tested gave me results or an ipv6 address. I've set a ipv6 DNS and everything. I connected directly to the modem and Windows didn't show an ipv6 DNS server. I've set both the WAN and LAN interfaces up properly. I have Spectrum and their Arris modem. I'll give screenshots if you need them.

    What version of pfsense are you using? What kind of client are you using?

    Please post screen captures of the following:

    Status / Gateways
    Status / Interfaces
    Interfaces / WAN
    Interfaces / LAN
    Services / DHCP
    Services / DHCPv6 and RA

    http://imgur.com/a/IMiGV

    Looking at the screen captures, you're definitely not getting anywhere with ipv6. What's the orbi interface for? I highly recommend you start with defaults everywhere and only make changes where you are certain you need to do so.

    Did your isp tell you to request a /48 prefix and to request it over ipv4? If they don't support /48, it's not going to work. If you're not 100% certain a /48 is required, should check with the isp. Also, check the dhcp logs to see if there is a reply rejecting the /48. You may want to enable wan dhcpv6 debug mode to get more info int the logs.

    For dns, I suggest using unbound (resolver) and letting it do everything, but that's secondary to your problem.

    The Orbi interface is dedicated for the Netgear Orbi. It's a router and a satellite, it basically functions as an AP. I have Spectrum (in my area formerly Charter), their website doesn't give any help with ipv6. I'll check the DHCP logs.



  • @Temido2222:

    @bimmerdriver:

    @Temido2222:

    @bimmerdriver:

    @Temido2222:

    I can't get ipv6 to work. None of the websites I tested gave me results or an ipv6 address. I've set a ipv6 DNS and everything. I connected directly to the modem and Windows didn't show an ipv6 DNS server. I've set both the WAN and LAN interfaces up properly. I have Spectrum and their Arris modem. I'll give screenshots if you need them.

    What version of pfsense are you using? What kind of client are you using?

    Please post screen captures of the following:

    Status / Gateways
    Status / Interfaces
    Interfaces / WAN
    Interfaces / LAN
    Services / DHCP
    Services / DHCPv6 and RA

    http://imgur.com/a/IMiGV

    Looking at the screen captures, you're definitely not getting anywhere with ipv6. What's the orbi interface for? I highly recommend you start with defaults everywhere and only make changes where you are certain you need to do so.

    Did your isp tell you to request a /48 prefix and to request it over ipv4? If they don't support /48, it's not going to work. If you're not 100% certain a /48 is required, should check with the isp. Also, check the dhcp logs to see if there is a reply rejecting the /48. You may want to enable wan dhcpv6 debug mode to get more info int the logs.

    For dns, I suggest using unbound (resolver) and letting it do everything, but that's secondary to your problem.

    The Orbi interface is dedicated for the Netgear Orbi. It's a router and a satellite, it basically functions as an AP. I have Spectrum (in my area formerly Charter), their website doesn't give any help with ipv6. I'll check the DHCP logs.

    I have two ubiquity APs on my lan and there was no requirement to create an interface for them. They just work. Maybe someone else with one of those devices can comment, but unless you need a separate interface for some reason, don't create one, at least not until you get the wan and lan interfaces sorted out. Maybe someone else using spectrum can comment on the settings for delegating a prefix. If the wan settings aren't correct, pfsense won't be able to get a prefix.



  • Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : localdomain
      Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ade6:a248:74f2:948a%20
      IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.14
      Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
      Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1

    You don't even have an IPv6 address, other than link local.  You'll need one that starts with 2 to have a public IPv6 address.



  • I use Spectrum in a former Time Warner area. I've had no issue requesting a /60 delegation. I haven't tried a /48, so maybe try going to /60 and see how that works.

    I've enabled the prefix hint and am not requesting it over the IPv4 connection.



  • Hey All…

    Check you DNS servers. Spectrum might be thumbing scale on non-spectrum DNS.

    I, too, have Spectrum. They have just swapped the IPv4 only TWC backbone with a IPv6 Charter backbone; my router was configured to use Fast DNS (ie OpenDNS). I had used Steve Gibson's DNS timing tool, dnsbenmark. The OpenDNS were tops; Now 30ish.

    I am using a SG-1000 & Community Release Dual Nic Generic box. Both go blown off net with this swap.



  • I haven't tried a /48, so maybe try going to /60 and see how that works.

    I don't think pfSense supports anything bigger than a /56.  While you can select a /48 on the WAN page, you can only select a prefix ID between 0 & ff on the LAN page.  A /48 would require up to ffff.



  • I'm using google's ipv6 dns servers



  • Disable and enable the wan interface, then post the dhcp log entries.

    Also, if your orbi is an AP, I don't see why you need to have a dedicated interface for it. I have two ubiquity APs on my network and they just work. You may want to try disabling the orbi interface to ensure that it's not interfering with the wan and lan interfaces.


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