[FAQ ID: 482]TP-LINK IPv6 Ready

Suitable for: Archer C7, TD-8816, TD-8817, TD-W8950ND, TD-W8960N, TD-W8968, TD-W8970, TD-W8970B, TD-W8980, TL-SG3424, 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

 
 

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/
http://test.tplink.com/resources/uploadFiles/IPv6-FAQ(2).jpg
 
(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.