IPv6 DNS & Prefix Delegation

  • Current IPv6 is poor as it does not support DNS selection and Prefix Delegation, a standard for most ISPs.

    Without this feature I am forced to keep my ISP router and use AmpliFi in Bridge mode.

    One of the main benefits of IPv6 is a globally addressable address for every host, something not possible with today’s IPv6 support within AmpliFi.

    Can you please add these two essential features as soon as possible?


  • I will add this to our list of suggestions for future updates, thank you for the suggestion.

  • Is the roadmap for future updates public anywhere? Or a rough timeline of when I should expect this feature to become available? Thanks!

  • @niccolò-zapponi We do not currently have a public roadmap listed anywhere. I will look into this and see if we can get something posted on the community soon

  • +1 on this request. I'd really like to be able to use IPv6-PD to assign a /64 (Or even multiple /64 if there are multiple ssid/guest network) to the Amplifi

  • +1 on the request for IPv6 prefix delegation

  • +1

    We have IPv4 DNS configuring, why wouldn't we have the same for IPv6? Xfinity is very picky with IPv6 in my area as in 50%-80% packet-loss if it's disabled.

  • @UBNT-Brett do you have any updates on a timeline for this feature? Thanks.

  • @niccolò-zapponi No timeline for that feature yet, we just began beta testing our next FW but this feature was not on the release notes. I will continue to gather information and see what I can release on the public forum.

  • @ubnt-brett why not open up ssh on the beta releases of Amplifi FW? That way the people who know what they are doing can test and give feedback on features like IPv6 DNS.

    Or enable the USB port to be a serial connection port for the console access if you flat out don't want to open up ssh.

  • So I'm a new customer and I'm pretty disappointed that the AmpliFi HD doesn't support IPv6 Designated Prefix. The rest of the experience seems awesome so far, but even my old Billion router supports this. I probably should have checked more but I saw it supported IPv6 and assumed it would fully support Designated Prefix as it's supposed to be best-in-class.

  • I would also like this feature. I need it to get native IPv6 for ATT Fiber. Now I have to default to 6to4 to have good WiFi or use the ATT router to get native DHCPV6 with awful WiFi.

  • Hi @UI-Brett , given the interest in this, can you please reconsider the timeline to implement this capability?


  • @UI-JT see above

  • @niccolò-zapponi Thank you for your input in this feature, I do not know of a timeline for this update. I will update you when and if I can.

  • Hopefully sooner on the timeline rather than later. There’s threads asking for it for almost 2 years if I remember correctly. For now, if you can, I’d recommend using bridge mode with something that supports more fleshed out IPv6 in front of the amplifi. Or you can use a pi-hole type setup too. That’s what I’ve been doing anyway.

  • @sergiy-rozhdestvenskyy for anyone using ATT Fiber, I noticed that native DHCP6 works now without a prefix delegation, at least in the Houston area. I’m using the dumb switch method to authenticate with the ATT gateway on the switch connected to the ONT. Then, after cloning the AMPLIFI MAC to that of the ATT gateway, I can remove it and run with the AMPLIFI as the only router.

  • FYI for those of you out there still waiting for this... I am really disappointed with the slow pace of supporting updates to AmpliFi. If it wasn't for the great Wi-Fi coverage it provides, I'd already be using something else.

    To solve the issues in this thread, I decided to invest some $$$ and buy myself an EdgeRouter-X. I placed it between my ISP's modem and AmpliFi, and set up AmpliFi with bridge mode.

    I was sick of waiting for this feature. Also, ER-X is a great product, I have configured it to provide: IPv6-PD, Dnscrypt-proxy to manage all DNS queries over DNS-over-HTTPS (using Cloudflare), and WireGuard for VPN.

    Easy to set up and much more powerful than AmpliFi!

  • Is there any advancement on this? It's been a long time since this was first raised and there have been no real updates. Currently Hyperoptic (the largest uk gigabit/fttp provider) require DHCP6 with PD for IPv6 to function correctly.

  • Same here for Aussie Broadband and Superloop, two very large ISPs that are moving to IPv6. The former it’s especially important with seeing as they are now using CGNAT for most users, so IPv6 which isn’t is even more important than before.

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