FAQ: Is the wireless IPv6 enabled?
The eduroam service is IPv6 enabled. All other wireless services are IPv4 only.
Further information about IPv6 and Bristol eduroam
Will I have to do anything to use IPv6?
It’s likely that as long as your computer/device is capable you won’t have to do anything – IPv6 will just work seamlessly.
Will I have problems if my device is not IPv6 capable?
Devices that are incapable, or only have partial IPv6 functionality, should not have problems on Bristol eduroam due to the way we have configured IPv6 at Bristol. You may find that you have problems on other networks, especially after World IPv6 launch. In this case, you may be better off if you temporarily disable IPv6 until an update becomes available for your system that fixes it’s IPv6 issues.
Which computers or devices will work with IPv6?
- Both Windows Vista and Windows 7 work by default.
- Windows XP does not have IPv6 installed by default. Even when installed, you will additionally need third party software to do DHCPv6. Thus we suggest not trying to use IPv6 on Windows XP.
|Mac OS X:
- Lion (10.7.x) works by default.
- Snow Leopard (10.6.x and earlier) have IPv6 built-in, but due to various issues we suggest not trying to use IPv6 with Snow Leopard and earlier versions of Mac OS X.
- iOS version 4.3.1 and higher work by default.
- Android has some IPv6 functionality built-in. However, up to and including current versions of “Ice Cream Sandwich” it does not have the features required for IPv6 to work on Bristol eduroam.
|Windows Phone / Mobile:
- Windows Phone / Mobile currently does not have the features required for IPv6 to work on Bristol eduroam. There have been reports that the required features may be included in Windows Phone 7.5
- All recent Linux distributions are likely to have IPv6 functionality, although you may have to install a DHCPv6 client if this is not installed by default. All versions of linux with kernels less than 2.6.20, e.g. RedHat 5 and derivatives, are not suitable for IPv6 use because they are not capable of IPv6 stateful firewalling.
How much is IPv6 being used?
Below are graphs for the whole University, not just wireless users. The first graph shows the University’s IPv6 Internet traffic. The second graph is total traffic, including both IPv4 and IPv6 as a reference.