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Following a number of successful testing periods, Magyar Telekom is the first in Hungary to implement the IPv6 dual-stack service on all three access technologies (mobile, xDSL/GPON, DOCSIS). The implementation has been continuous since the end of 2016.

In practice, this means that we provide an IPv4 and an IPv6 address to our clients at the same time, thereby initiating the migration towards purely IPv6 networks, while ensuring seamless Internet experience.

Important technical information

In order to be able to use the new generation network protocol, your devices connected to the Internet should support the IPv6 dual-stack option.

Below you’ll find a list of devices and platforms that currently support the IPv6 technology:

GPON:

xDSL:

DOCSIS:

If the device you are using to access the internet is not on the above list, but you would like to use the IPv6 protocol, please, contact our customer service with your request.

IPv6 compatible mobile devices:

  • Android: usually version 4.3 and above, but it’s device dependent
  • Microsoft: usually version 8 and above, but it’s device dependent
  • Firefox OS 2.0
  • Apple iOS: currently does not support IPv6 at all
  • Apple iOS: currently does not support IPv6 at all Here you can find a video that will help you with the setup.

For mobile phones you can check on the websites below whether or not IPv6 is properly working on your device:

You can use the following applications, downloadable from the Google Play Store, to track usage:

  • Network Info II Find the IPv6 address on the last IPv6 tab, 2a00:1110:… (that’s what is visible from/toward the internet),  FE80::… (that’s the local address, used only for local communication)
  • Netstat Plus On the ’Established’ tab you’ll  find information on which program communicates with IPv6 and which one only with IPv4 Naturally, we guarantee the same protection to our clients and their devices on IPv6 against threats coming from the Internet, therefore, no connection can be initiated to the phone, from an external source. These connection attempts are filtered and blocked by a firewall in Magyar Telekom’s network.

These are the allocated IPv6 address ranges from which IPv6 addresses are assigned to our customers:

  • 2001:4c48::/32 (landline)
  • 2a00:1110::/32 (mobile)

DNS (Domain Name System) server addresses, regardless of the technology:

  • 2001:4c48:1::1
  • 2001:4c48:2::1If you are a Windows user, here you can find help to make TCP/IP protocol.settings  (usually, the default setup allows IPv6)

Fixed digital routers (cable modem or home gateways (HGW) on DOCSIS network:

  • You get one IPv6 address on the HGW’s Internet side from a /64 IP subnet
  • The HGW gets one /56 IPv6 prefix as well, from which the first /64 prefix is used on the LAN side. The rest of the /56 prefix will be used by the routers installed by our customers (optionally with DHCP) with prefix delegation to provide IP addresses for their further interfaces.
  • Usually, the distributed /56 prefixes remain unchanged  for a long time at a given endpoint, but the delegated /56 prefix can change in case of a modification to the Telekom network or if the HGW is replaced.
  • The HGW features DHCPv6 (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server and SLAAC (Stateless Address Auto Configuration ) support for our customers’ local networks.
  • In the HGWs, as per the default IPv6 firewall configuration, no IPv6 connection can be established from the Internet towards our customers’ local networks. This default HGW setting can be turned off typically at the following address: http://192.168.0.1/ .
  • In case of an HGW used in cable modem or bridge mode, the connected customer device should use DHCPv6, with SLAAC not being supported.

Fixed digital routers (modem or home gateways (HGW) on xDSL and GPON networks:

  • You get one IPv6 address on the HGW’s Internet side from a /64 IP subnet
  • The HGW gets one /56 IPv6 prefix as well from which the first /64 prefix is used on the LAN side
  • The distributed /56 prefixes and the Internet side IPv6 address remain unchanged at the given endpoint until the connection is interrupted. In case of reconnection a new address is distributed.
  • In the HGWs, as per the default IPv6 firewall configuration, no IPv6 connection can be established from the Internet towards our customers’ local networks. This default HGW setting can be turned off typically at the following address: http://192.168.0.1/  (except for Speedport W724V Type Ci )
  • In case of a modem the connected customer device should use DHCPv6

Check the following sites for info on whether this service is already available for your device: