Daves Projects


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 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.

IPv6 on Mac OS X PPPoE