How to Set Up and Use an IPv6 Test Lab (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)


You can create a functioning IPv6 test lab so you can learn about and experiment with IPv6 functionality. For example, you can use the test lab when developing applications for IPv6 or when porting existing IPv4 applications.

The following illustration shows the configuration of the test lab that you will create.


The following table shows the steps to set up and use an IPv6 test lab.

Step Topic

1. Review the requirements for how to set up an IPv6 test lab network and obtain and connect the required hardware.

IPv6 Test Lab Requirements

2. Create the run-time image for the Windows Embedded CEā€“based devices.

Creating the Run-Time Images for the IPv6 Test Lab

3. Configure CLIENT1 on Subnet1.

Configuring CLIENT1

4. Configure ROUTER1 on Subnet1 and Subnet2.

Configuring ROUTER1

5. Configure ROUTER2 on Subnet2 and Subnet3.

Configuring ROUTER2

6. Configure CLIENT2 on Subnet3.

Configuring CLIENT2

7. Ping a host using link-local addresses and view entries in the neighbor and route caches.

Pinging a Host in the IPv6 Test Lab by Using a Link-Local Address

8. Configure a static routing infrastructure so that all test lab nodes are reachable using IPv6 traffic.

Creating a Static Routing Infrastructure in the IPv6 Test Lab

9. Configure a device to use temporary addresses.

Using Temporary Addresses in the IPv6 Test Lab

See Also


Converting to IPv6

Other Resources

Internet Protocol Version 6