Sep 22

Select Static IPv6 from the My IPv6 Connection is drop-down menu if your D-Link DIR-815 Router will use a static IPv6 address to connect to the Internet.

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WAN IPv6 Address Settings:

Enter the address settings supplied by your Internet provider (ISP).

LAN IPv6 Address:

Enter the LAN (local) IPv6 address for the router.

LAN IPv6 Link‑Local Address:

Displays the Router’s LAN Link-Local Address.

LAN Address Autoconfiguration Settings:

Use this section to configure the IPv6 autoconfiguration settings.

Static IPv6 (Stateless)

To configure the Router to use a Static IPv6 Stateless connection, configure the parameters in the LAN Address Autoconfiguration Settings section as described below:

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Enable Autoconfiguration:

Check to enable the Autoconfiguration feature.

Autoconfiguration Type:

Select the Stateless option from the drop-down menu.

Router Advertisement Lifetime:

Enter the Router Advertisement Lifetime (in minutes).

Click the Save Settings button to save any changes made.

Static IPv6 (Stateful)

To configure the Router to use a Static IPv6 Stateful connection, configure the parameters in the LAN Address Autoconfiguration Settings section as described below:

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Enable Autoconfiguration:

Check to enable the Autoconfiguration feature

Autoconfiguration Type:

Select the Stateful(DHCPv6) option from the drop-down menu.

IPv6 Address Range Start:

Enter the start IPv6 Address for the DHCPv6 range for your local computers.

IPv6 Address Range End:

Enter the end IPv6 Address for the DHCPv6 range for your local computers.

IPv6 Address Lifetime:

Enter the IPv6 Address Lifetime (in minutes).

Click the Save Settings button to save any changes made.

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Jul 06

D-Link DGS-3600 Layer 3 Gigabit Switch Include:DGS-3612,DGS-3620,DGS-3627,DGS-3650

1.IPv6 Ping Test

The following window is used to Ping an IPv6 address.

To view this window, click Administration > Ping Test > IPv6 Ping Test, as shown below:

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This window allows the following parameters to be configured to ping an IPv6 address.

Parameter Description

Target IPv6 Address:Enter an IPv6 address to be pinged.

Interface:The Interface field is used for addresses on the link-local network. It is recommended that the user enter the specific interface for a link-local IPv6 address. For global IPv6 addresses, this field may be omitted.

Repeat Times:Enter the number of times desired to attempt to ping the IPv6 address configured in this window. Users may enter a number of times between 1and 255.

Size:Use this field to set the datagram size of the packet, or in essence, the number of bytes in each ping packet. Users may set a size between 1 and 6000 bytes. The default setting is 100 bytes.

Timeout:Select a timeout period between 1 and 99 seconds for this Ping message to reach its destination. If the packet fails to find the IPv6 address in this specified time, the Ping packet will be dropped.

Source IPv6 Address:Tick the check box and enter the source IPv6 address of the ping packets. If specified, the IPv6 address will be used as the packets’ source IPv6 address that ping6 sends to the remote host.

2.IPv6 Neighbor Settings

IPv6 neighbors are devices on the link-local network that have been detected as being IPv6 devices. These devices can forward packets and keep track of the reachability of routers, as well as if changes occur within link-layer addresses of nodes on the network or if identical unicast addresses are present on the local link. The following two windows are used to view IPv6 neighbors, and add or delete them from the Neighbor cache.

The following window is used to view and configure current IPv6 neighbors of the Switch.
To view this window, click Administration > IPv6 Neighbor > IPv6 Neighbor Settings, as shown below:

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Interface Name:Enter the Interface Name of the device for which to search IPv6 neighbors. Click Find to begin the search.

Neighbor IPv6 Address:Enter the IPv6 address of the neighbor of the IPv6 device to be searched. Click Find to begin the search.

State:Users may also search by running state of the IPv6 neighbor. Tick the State check box and choose to search for Static IPv6 neighbors or Dynamic IPv6 neighbors. Click Find to begin the search.

Neighbor IPv6 Address:Displays the IPv6 address of the neighbor device.

State:Displays the running state of the corresponding IPv6 neighbor. The user may see six possible entries in this field, which are Incomplete, Stale, Probe, Reachable, Delay, or Static.

Link Layer MAC Address:Displays the MAC address of the corresponding IPv6 device.

Port:Displays which port learned the IPv6 address of the neighbor device.

Interface:Displays the interface name associated with this IPv6 address.

VID:Displays which VLAN learned the IPv6 address of the neighbor device.

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Jun 21

Compatible with IPV6, new router offers a green, scalable approach to wireless networking

D-Link has launched the DSR-1000N Unified Services Router to offer businesses secure networking across multiple branches.

The company hopes that the new offering will help businesses securely and reliably connect branch offices and remote workers to the corporate network.

The D-Link DSR-1000N offers comparable performance to traditional wired networks, said the company.

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Owing to its affordability, the router suits small-to-medium sized businesses looking to wirelessly connect their branch offices and remote workers securely.

D-Link’s DSR-1000N comprehensive ‘out-of-the-box’ security features allows the creation of a fully-featured Virtual Private Network (VPN) engine. It also provides an enterprise-class, subscription-based Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), said the company.

The DSR-1000N also has energy-saving features, including a WLAN Scheduler and intelligent green Ethernet technology. The router offers load balancing and fault tolerance for networks that provide critical services.

The DSR-1000N delivers business recovery in case of loss of Internet connectivity by integrating a dualband Wireless N access point and supporting 3G mobile connectivity via a D-Link 3G USB dongle. It has an additional USB port is also available for connecting and sharing a printer or a USB hard drive over the network.

D-Link’s DSR-1000N is IPv6 certified which allows users to take advantage of the advanced security mechanisms embedded in this new protocol. It is priced from the suggested retail price (SRP) of £394.49.

D-Link UK & Ireland General Manager Chris Davies said not only will the new router offer secure remote connectivity for businesses, but through the 3G-based back-up data connection, it offers a robust and cost-effective level of business continuity.

Davies said, “Moreover, the DSR-1000N has a number of high-end energy-saving features and is also fully compliant with IPv6 networks, meaning that there will be no requirement for businesses to replace their routers while upgrading from IPv4 to IPv6 in the future.”

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Jun 13

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA — (Marketwire) — 06/07/11 — D-Link, the cost-effective, standards-based unified networking solutions provider for consumers, small businesses, medium enterprises and service providers, demonstrates its leadership in transition to IPv6 at The Cable Show 2011 in Chicago on June 14-16 (booth #2136). Due to D-Link’s leadership role with IPv6-readiness, the company was invited to participate in a panel discussion about the implications and impact of the IPv6 migration at the IPv6 Symposium. In addition, a live demonstration of D-Link’s IPv6 solutions will be conducted in the IPv6 Pavilion during the show. The large suite of D-Link® IPv6-compatible consumer, business and service provider products will also be on display in the D-Link booth, including the D-Link DCM-301 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem and DCM-704b DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Gateway.

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IPv6 is a new version of the Internet Protocol designed to succeed Internet IPv4, which is projected to exhaust all available IP addresses by the end of 2011. In addition to providing enough addresses so every device today and in the future has a unique address, IPv6 offers a wide range of improvements, including increased network speeds and accessibility, significant security enhancements, simplified network management, and seamless communication between IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

“Cable service providers are dedicated to providing customers with future-proof technology to ensure the best service possible, making The Cable Show 2011 an ideal venue to focus on the importance of transitioning to IPv6-compatible solutions,” said Eli Gavra, general manager, Service Provider Business Unit, D-Link North America. “D-Link is an early adopter of IPv6 with a number of products already IPv6-ready, and through our relationships and field trials with the tier-one North American cable service providers, we deliver future-proof solutions for service providers, businesses and consumers.”

Claire Cheng, senior product planner, D-Link Corporation, will be participating in a panel discussion about the implications and impact of the IPv6 migration in the IPv6 Symposium on June 14 at 8:30 a.m. (room S404). Joined by industry experts from Best Buy, Facebook, Premier Communications, and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Cheng will address the significant IPv6 changes for web content providers, device manufacturers, network operators, and consumers.

D-Link will showcase its wide array of IPv6-compatible products in booth #2136, including the DIR-655 and DIR-825 routers, DHP-W306AV PowerLine AV Wireless N Extender, DHP-1320 A1 Wireless N PowerLine Router, DCS-6111 IP surveillance camera, DCM-301 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem, and DCM-704b DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Gateway.

D-Link Products for Consumers, Small Businesses and Service Providers Offering one of the industry’s largest portfolios of consumer products shipping with “IPv6 Ready Phase II” certification, D-Link has a range of IPv6-compliant routers, access points and powerline communication devices for the home. The company’s newest networking switches and IP surveillance cameras designed for small businesses and medium enterprise IT environments also feature IPv6 interoperability. In addition, D-Link is deploying products and conducting field test trials with many leading phone and cable service providers worldwide to ensure Internet service performance, security and overall reliability during the IPv6 transition.

World IPv6 Day

To help support a smooth IPv6 transition, D-Link is participating in World IPv6 Day on June 8, 2011, where several major Web providers and other industry players will offer content over IPv6 for a 24-hour “test flight.” Throughout the event, D-Link will monitor activities to discover and address any potential issues, as well as raise awareness of the need for IPv6 readiness. The goal is to motivate organizations across the industry — ISPs, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies — to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition.

For more information about the upcoming IPv6 transition, including benefits for consumers and small businesses and a complete list of D-Link IPv6-ready products, visit D-Link’s new IPv6 Readiness website.

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May 13

As World IPv6 Day gets closer, D-Link today unveiled its IPv6 Readiness, a new Web site dedicated to helping educate people on getting ready for the new Internet Protocol.

World IPv6 Day, on June 8, is when a few Internet companies, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Akamai, and Limelight Networks, will offer their content over IPv6 for a 24-hour test run.

When the Internet was first designed in the early ’80s, the 4.3 billion addresses provided by the current Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4), seemed more than enough. Nowadays, with the rapid penetration of the Internet to so many devices, from cell phones and TVs to cars and even washing machines and refrigerators, that amount of IPs is running out fast, and is actually expected to exhaust by the end of the year.

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For this reason, the need to move to a new IP version is imminent. The successor, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), is capable of providing quite a few more addresses, with a total of some 340 undecillion. (It will take a long time to count but each undecillion equals a trillion trillion trillion.) Basically it’s safe to say that IPv6 will give each person on Earth at least 3, or maybe even 5 or 10 IP addresses and still have quite a sizable amount reserved for future purposes. Apart from that, IPv6 also offers other improvements, such as faster speed and better security.

The transition to IPv6 will take time. This is mostly because it’s a new protocol and isn’t backward compatible with IPv4. For this reason, the two protocols will coexist for the foreseeable future, and networking devices will need to be able to support both of them seamlessly.

Anticipating this future, D-Link says that it’s one of the first networking companies to offer IPv6-compliant networking devices, including routers, access points, and power-line communication devices. The benefits of these devices, most of which are the same benefits of IPv6, include:

Automatically IPv6-ready: Your network automatically covers both IPv4 and IPv6 standards to support legacy products–an existing laptop or set-top box–as well as new devices with an IPv6 address.

Enhanced network security: Plug in an IPv6-enabled D-Link router and the new security feature is automatically turned on.
Increased network speeds and accessibility: As Web sites start to offer content over IPv6 and ISPs deploy IPv6 service, an IPv6-compliant router offers faster connection speeds and provides access to Web sites and applications that have transitioned. With its better design, IPv6 has integrated quality of service, so traffic is classified by voice, video, and data, and transported accordingly, resulting in faster network speeds.

Simplified network management: Under the IPv6 protocol, communication between each client on a network is simplified without the need to maintain address schemes or split up the limited number of IPv4 addresses; now all fixed and mobile devices including cell phones can be transported on a single common network.

Continued connectivity to the Web: IPv6-ready routers ensure continued support and connectivity to the Internet, even after the IPv6 address scheme transitions.

IPv4 communication with IPv6: Each ISP will handle communication between IPv4 and IPv6 networks in its own manner. However, D-Link’s IPv6-certified routers will seamlessly support each communication method without requiring interaction from users.

While it’s likely that most existing routers can be upgraded to support IPv6 via a firmware update, D-Link says it currently already offers a selection of wireless routers and other networking devices that are IPv6-ready. Examples of these devices are the DIR-655 and the DIR-825. Other networking vendors also offer theirs, such as Asus with the RT-N56, or Cisco with the new Linksys E series.

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