[FAQ ID: 482]TP-LINK IPv6 Ready

Suitable for: Archer C2, Archer C20i, Archer C5, Archer C7, Archer C8, Archer D5, Archer D7, TD-8816, TD-8817, TD-W8950N, TD-W8950ND, TD-W8960N, TD-W8968, TD-W8970, TD-W8970B, TD-W8980, TL-SG2216, TL-SG2424, TL-SG2424P, TL-SG2452, TL-SG3210, TL-SG3424, TL-SG3424P, TL-SL5428E, TL-WDR3500, TL-WDR3600, TL-WDR4300, TL-WDR4900, TL-WR1042ND

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
Archer C8
AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
Archer C7
AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
Archer C5
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
Archer C2
AC750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
Archer C20i
AC750 Wireless Dual Band Router
TL-WDR4900
N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
TL-WDR4300
N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router                                    Upgrade Firmware
TL-WDR3600
N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router                                    Upgrade Firmware
TL-WDR3500
N600 Wireless Dual Band Router                                              Upgrade Firmware
TL-WR1042ND
300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router                                           Upgrade Firmware
ADSL Products
Archer D7
AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router
Archer D5
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router
TD-W8980
N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router
TD-W8970
300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router
TD-W8970B
300Mbps Wireless N Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router (Annex B)
TD-W8968
300Mbps Wireless N USB ADSL2+ Modem Router                                 
TD-W8950ND(V2 Only)
150Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router
TD-W8950N
150Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router
TD-W8960N(V5 Only)
300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router
TD-8817(V8 Only)
ADSL2+ Ethernet/USB Modem Router
TD-8816(V8 Only)
ADSL2+ Modem Router
Switch Product(s)
TL-SG3424
JetStream 24-Port Gigabit L2 Managed Switch with 4 Combo SFP Slots   Upgrade Firmware
TL-SG2216
16-Port Gigabit L2 Smart Switch with 2 Combo SFP Slots                 Upgrade Firmware
TL-SG2424
24-Port Gigabit L2 Smart Switch with 4 Combo SFP Slots                 Upgrade Firmware
TL-SL5428E(V3 Only)
JetStream 24-Port 10/100Mbps + 4-Port Gigabit L2 Managed Switch     Upgrade Firmware
TL-SG3210(V2 Only)
JetStream 8-Port Gigabit L2 Managed Switch with 2 SFP Slots            Upgrade Firmware
TL-SG2424P
24-Port Gigabit Smart PoE Switch with 4 Combo SFP Slots                Upgrade Firmware
TL-SG3424P(V2 Only)
JetStream 24-Port Gigabit L2 Managed PoE Switch with 4 Combo SFP Slots  Upgrade Firmware
TL-SG2452
48-Port Gigabit Smart Switch with 4 SFP Slots                              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 : https://www.ipv6ready.org/
 
(2) Which IPv6 features are supported by TP-LINK routers?
 
The routers listed above support IPv6 features (such as DHCP, Static, PPPoE and 6to4) 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.
TP-LINK will keep making effort to optimize the compatibility for IPv6 service all over the world, if you suffer some trouble with our product in your own IPv6 network, please feel free to contact our technical support, your feedback will be highly appreciated.