Activate IPv6

Activate IPv6

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IP addresses make data transfers in the Internet possible. However, the number of IP addresses available in the world is limited. IPv6 is the new version of a protocol that specifies the IP address format, among other things. The new IPv6 format will make IP addresses longer in the future - multiplying their availability in one go. Read on to find out how to activate IPv6 and how to authorise incoming and outgoing connections.


The Internet-Box offers personal expert settings for network and IP addresses. To make changes to these settings, enter “http://internetbox” or “” in your browser and log in with your Internet-Box “admin” password. Switch to expert mode and go to the IPv6 tab under menu item “Network”.  When using the standard IPv6 firewall level, IPv6 is activated as standard on the Internet-Box.

  1. Switch to expert mode
  2. Click Network/Settings in the left-hand menu
  3. Select the IPv6 tab
  4. Click the checkbox to activate IPv6
  5. Save

IPv6 Firewall level setting

The IPv6 firewall offers protection to your home network from unauthorised access via the Internet. To specify the incoming and outgoing connections that you would like to authorise, you can select from a range of firewall levels or define rules manually. The standard level is the default setting for all Internet-Boxes. The following provides a description and a brief explanation of the different levels:

  • Off: Only one basic data traffic control is activated to protect against invalid and harmful data traffic because the IPv6 firewall has been deactivated. This mode is not recommended.
  • Standard: If the IPv6 "standard" firewall level is activated, IPv6 data traffic is permitted in both directions (incoming and outgoing) with the exception of a group of standard protocols. Other basic data traffic controls are activated to protect against illegal and harmful data traffic.
  • Strict: If the IPv6 “strict” firewall level is activated, only outgoing IPv6 data traffic can be initiated. This excludes a group of standard protocols. In addition, basic data traffic controls are activated to protect against illegal and harmful data traffic.
  • User-Defined (advanced user): You can configure the IPv6 firewall settings independently.

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  1. Go to the user-defined firewall settings and click Configure to define your rule.

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  1. Click the dropdown menu and select an option to define a basic procedure
  2. Click Save
  3. If you wish, you can add a rule; to do so, click Create own rule

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  1. You now have two options to choose from. The default setting allows you to create your own rule for each aspect. For a user-friendly configuration, opt for one of the predefined rules. Select it from the dropdown list underneath.
  2. If you select predefined rules, you will still be able to change parameters such as protocol, port and procedures.
  3. Click Save to define and activate the rule.

Other network settings

The other network settings that can be defined with the Internet-Box are port forwardingstatic IP addressesDynDNS and DMZ function.

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