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Artifact ID: c370cece59df0c16af401727fe809b8f14fa6750
Page Name:IPv6
Date: 2012-02-19 14:44:38
Original User: davidevans
Parent: 84b34e645aa24b5f428d5c28ace5bf9ae4b41f1f

My ageing Netgear and Zyxel ADSL routers were suffering from bitrot (described here) so it was time for a replacement.

My requirements were:

After some research on various manufacturers websites I failed to find anything that supported IPv6 at a reasonable price. They all seemed to be rather coy about describing their IPv6 features in their manuals.

Eventually I noticed a blog posting which said good things about Mikrotik routers. I had never heard of Mikrotik so I looked at their website. They seemed to specialise in routers running their own customised version of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux|Linux] named RouterOS. They offered a try before you buy facility to run RouterOS on a spare PC. I do not have a spare PC, but I do have a Parallels virtual machine. I downloaded the demonstration ISO and loaded it into a new virtual machine.