Linksys WRT54GL and IPv6 - Is it possible?

Magus`Magus` The fun has been DOUBLED!Registered User regular
If so, do I need to use a custom firmware to get it? ATM, I'm using Tomato 1.28, though it hasn't had a new version in over 18 months.

http://test-ipv6.charter.com/ Says my DNS doesn't work with IPv6 (it's Google's DNS) and trying to put in the IPv6 DNS Google provides is given an 'invalid IP address' error from my router's firmware.


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    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    You will a custom firmware, yes. I have it set up with DD-WRT, I suspect you could google around and find instructions for Tomato as well.

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    Magus`Magus` The fun has been DOUBLED! Registered User regular
    Google seems to imply it doesn't want to work with Tomato. How hard is it to set up with DD-WRT?

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    TetraNitroCubaneTetraNitroCubane The Djinnerator At the bottom of a bottleRegistered User regular
    edited January 2012
    I just set up dd-wrt on my WRT54GL last weekend. It was a convoluted process, but ultimately very doable by following the directions.

    Take a look at this page for the step-by-step instructions you'll need. But a few things I'll put in here for emphasis:
    • You must absolutely, positively flash the router with the MINI firmware before you do anything else. Otherwise you're setting yourself up for a world of hurt.
    • Don't fudge the hard reset process. You have to hold down the reset button for 30 seconds with the power on, disconnect the power while still holding the reset button for 30 seconds, and then plug the power back in while STILL holding the reset button for 30 seconds.
    • There's a chance that, even after you flash everything, the web interface will become unresponsive. This happened to me several times - You can ping the router, but putting the IP address into your browser gives a "cannot connect" or "server unresponsive" error. If this is the case, telnet into your router using the IP address (usually and run this command: " httpd -h /www " That should get the web interface running again. Note that for some stupid, stupid reason that the only user that telnet recognizes is 'root'. Even if you've changed the username and password, telnet will only let you log in as 'root' - but it will still need your new password!

    Once you've flashed with the mini firmware, you can put whatever else you want on the router, save for the Mega firmware. From looking at the list of available firmware, it looks like IPv6 will require at least the Nokaid version. The standard version won't work with IPv6.

    Anyhow, that's a lot of gobbledegook to keep in mind, but honestly if you just follow the instructions on the above linked page you should be fine. Good luck!

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    Magus`Magus` The fun has been DOUBLED! Registered User regular
    Hrm, alright. I'll keep that all listed. The only issue is I don't even know if I do all that will I be IPv6 ready. Charter's info on it is extremely vague and is basically "We're working on it".

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