My latest toy is a Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight router. While it’s ever so nice to have a router that’s configurable via telnet and obviously Linux based, IPv6 is a little harder than on an Airport. This is made messier by their having changed the interface at some point, so it’s all a bit of a kerfuffle.
So, without further ado, here’s a quick guide on configuring the RT-N66U with a Hurricane Internet TunnelBroker IPv6 tunnel on the latest firmware (126.96.36.199.270).
On the IPv6 tab:
- Connection Type: Tunnel 6rd
- DHCP Option: Disable
- IPv6 Prefix: The address part of the Routed /48 address of your tunnel, e.g. 2001:123:abcd::
- IPv6 Prefix Length: 48
- IPv4 Border Router: The Server IPv4 Address address of your tunnel.
- IPv4 Router Mask Length: 24
- Tunnel MTU: The default, unless you’ve changed it on the Advanced tab for your tunnel. e.g. on BT Infinity this should be 1472 on both ends.
- Tunnel TTL: 255
- IPv6 DNS Server 1: Your choice, I favour Google: 2001:4860:4860::8888
- Enable Router Advertisement: Enable
If you’re on a dynamic WAN IP address (thanks BT) you’ll also need to set up DynDNS.
On the WAN -> DDNS tab:
- Server: TUNNELBROKER.NET
- Host Name: The ID of your tunnel, e.g. 12345.
- User Name or E-mail Address: Your hex user ID (not your username), from the Main Page on TunnelBroker.
- Password: Your TunnelBroker password.
Alternately, you can do it manually whenever it changes via:
curl -4 "https://<username>:<password>@ipv4.tunnelbroker.net/nic/update?hostname=<tunnelid>"
Do please note: the router leaves IPv6 access open, so you’ll want to either configure rules on ip6tables on the router, or to ensure everything on your LAN is firewalled. Caveat emptor.