Configuring IPv6 on pfSense for Starhub

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Starhub has been providing IPV6 network connectivity to its customers for quite some time now. I recently discovered this when I saw that my WAN interface has a valid global unicast IPV6 address. Setting IPV6 on pfSense is quite straight forward. However, I did had to do a lot of Google searches and reading up on IPV6 in order to do so.

Step 1: Firstly, under System -> Advanced -> Networking, check that pfSense has IPV6 enabled. I am running pfSense version 2.2.6 and it has it checked by default.
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Step 2: Next, go to Interfaces -> WAN, select "DHCP6" for "IPV6 Configuration Type"
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Scroll down to DHCP6 Client Option and select "64" for "DHCP Prefix Delegation Size"
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Step 3: Next, go to Interfaces -> LAN, select "Track Interface" for "IPV6 Configuration Type"
Scroll down to Track IPV6 Interface Option and select "WAN" for "Track IPV6 Interface"
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Step 4: Add the firewall rule on the LAN interface to allow IPV6 traffic.
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Verification: In the Dashboard, check that the WAN and LAN interface has valid IPV6 address. The IPv6 WAN Gateway should also be "Online". When the LAN interface has a valid IPV6 address, pfSense will start IPV6 Router Advertisement Daemon.

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LAN devices with IPV6 enabled should be able to received the RA mulitcast packet from the pfSense. It should then be able to auto-configure a valid Global Unicast IPV6 Address.
Finally: Test for IPV6 connectivity Test IPV6
Google IPV6
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