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How to configure an IPv6 subnet on a Dedibox running Windows Server

Reviewed on 13 November 2023Published on 03 August 2021
Requirements
  • You have an account and are logged into the Dedibox console
  • You have created a Dedibox dedicated server
  • You have requested a /48 IPv6 prefix
Important
  • On servers supporting IPv6 SLAAC, SLAAC has to be enabled in order to ensure that DHCPv6 works correctly.
  • This documentation addresses the setup of a /48 IPv6 network on your Dedibox. If you intend to use only the SLAAC IP address, no additional configuration is necessary, and your machine can acquire its IP address automatically.

How to set the DUID in the Windows Registry

Important

Modifying values in the Windows Registry may cause damage to your installation. Be careful when editing these settings.

  1. Launch the Registry Editor by typing regedit.exe in the start menu:
  2. Scroll down until you reach the following setting: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\services\TCPIP6\Parameters and edit the value Dhcpv6DUID with the DUID of your block by double clicking on the default value:

How to configure IPv6 connectivity

  1. Go to your network settings, and double-click on your internet connection.
  2. Open the connection details and enter the IPv6 settings. Set the IP of the machine to an IPv6 address of your subnet and the netmask:
  3. Once you have saved the configuration, open a terminal and test the connection by running a ping -6 google.com or tracert -6 google.com:
See also
How to configure IPv6 on Linux
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