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Over the years, IPv6 has been on the up and up in terms of implementation and usage. pfSense has had native IPv6 support since the 2.x series, unfortunately, CenturyLink’s IPv6 implementation has been riddled with ‘fun road bumps’ along the way – be it downtime, slowness, among other fun routing issues observed.
CenturyLink (as of early 2020) still does not provide static IPv6 allocations to Fiber or DSL customers – it still remains as DHCP (of sorts).
Before you continue onward with this article, please keep in mind the following…
Your DSL Modem is in ‘bridge mode’ and NOT ‘routing mode’.
Your pfSense install is 2.4.x or newer.
You are aware of the CenturyLink region that you’re in. As some regions do not require the VLAN 201 tag on WAN port!
I’ll be using the IPv6 DNS variant of 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.
On pfSense, you have not gone to Advanced -> Networking Tab and modified the IPv6 Options. Below are what I have set…
Allow IPv6: Checked
IPv6 over IPv4: Unchecked
Prefer IPv4 over IPv6: Checked
IPv6 DNS Entry: Unchecked.
DHCPV6 DUID: DUIT-LLT
Time in seconds since Jan 1, 2000: 637075522.
Link-Layer Address: Your pfSense WAN MAC.
CenturyLink IPv6 configuration settings…
IPv6 Mode/Type: 6rd Tunnel
Border Relay: 184.108.40.206
Prefix Length: 0
Prerequisites out of the way, let’s begin work on pfSense!
1. Login to pfSense if you’ve not already done so.
2. Add a gateway
Go to System-> Routing -> Gateways Tab
Click “+ Add”
Interface: Your WAN IPv4 port.
Address Family: IPv6 (this is rather crucial) 🙂
Name: SomethingIPv6 – Give it a name that won’t be confusing. 🙂
Gateway: Leave blank – it’s auto-filled as dynamic later on.
Gateway Monitoring: Unchecked (for now).
Gateway Action: Checked (we’re tieing the IPv6 to the IPv4 gateway in a way. If IPv4 goes down, IPv6 goes with it!)