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. 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 “192.168.1.1” in your browser and log in with your Internet-Box “admin” password. Switch to expert mode and select the menu item “Network”. IPv6 is activated as standard on the Internet-Box when using the standard IPv6 firewall level.
The 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 strict level is set for all Internet-Boxes by default (from Internet-Box release 11.3). The following provides a description and a brief explanation of the different levels:
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