Knowledgebase: IPv6
TP-LINK IPv6 Ready
Posted by on 06 March 2013 05:37 PM
Suitable for : [TD-W8968] [TD-W8970] [TD-W8980] [TL-WDR3500] [TL-WDR3600] [TL-WDR4300] [TL-WDR4900]
Problem Category : [IPv6] [Other]

IPv6 — the foundation of the next generation of Internet

With the ever-increasing number of new devices being connected to the Internet, the number of available IP addresses using the original IPv4 standard will soon be depleted. The exhaustion of IPv4 addresses makes support for IPv6 essential to satisfy the growth of IP address users and also important for the next generation of Internet.
The benefits of IPv6
Compared with IPv4, the latest internet version IPv6 not only provides a vastly larger pool of available IP addresses, but also offers a lot of new services, such as privacy, higher security, Built-in multicasting, New QoS (Quality of Service), which brings superior usability and improved user experiences.
TP-LINK is ready for IPv6

As one of the most competitive providers of networking products, we at TP-LINK have carried through our plan to improve our routers by ensuring compliance with IPv6 (please check the support list to see which products are compatible right now). TP-LINK has been and will continue to provide more high quality products supporting IPv6.

Support List

Some of the following TP-link products are now compliant with IPv6 by default or on their latest firmware. Customers can download the firmware from the TP-LINK website and update.
For those models marked with “*”, they have passed the UNH IPv6 Ready Gold (Phase 2) certification and will be coming soon. Please continue to check back for updates.  
Wireless Products
N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router                                                     Upgrade Firmware
N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router                                                     Upgrade Firmware
N600 Wireless Dual Band Router                                                                   Upgrade Firmware
ADSL Products
N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router
300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router
300Mbps Wireless N USB ADSL2+ Modem Router                                   Upgrade Firmware
Frequently Asked Questions
(1) How do I Know which device supports IPv6?
For TP-LINK devices, you can refer to our website to see if your product or a product you are interested in supports IPv6.
If the device has the “IPv6 Ready” logo, you can rest assured that it has IPv6 support.  The “IPv6 Ready” Logo certification is  promulgated  by the IPv6 Forum, a non-profit organization focused on IPv6 conformance and interoperability. TP-LINK is a member of the IPv6 Ready Logo Program.
For more information about IPv6 Ready Logo, please access the website :


(2) Which IPv6 features are supported by TP-LINK routers?
The routers listed above support IPv6 features (such as DHCP, Static, PPPoE,6to4 and 6rd) which are applied by Internet Service Providers. In the meantime, we are actively researching and developing more transition mechanism technologies step-by-step according to the requirements of customers.

(3) Will older TP-LINK routers like TL-WR340GD support IPv6 in the future?

Because older TP-LINK routers don’t have sufficient storage and memory space for the new IPv6 stack, we don’t have plans to have IPv6 supported in the wireless-G or wireless-B routers. To benefit from the advances of the IPv6 technology, TP-LINK sincerely recommends one of our high-performance and IPv6 Ready routers to consumers.

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