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Name Lookup on Hitron Modem/Router

Question asked by dougransom on Feb 12, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 12, 2017 by dougransom

I see the Hitron device provides local IPV6 addresses via DHCP.

For example, from Windows Powershell PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-NetIPConfiguration

InterfaceAlias : Wireless Network Connection
InterfaceIndex : 15
InterfaceDescription : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6205
NetProfile.Name : SANDBAG-5G
IPv6Address : fd00:a84e:3fe1:ad32:6267:20ff:feb5:a2ac
IPv4Address : 192.168.17.4
IPv6DefaultGateway :
IPv4DefaultGateway : 192.168.17.1
DNSServer : 192.168.17.1

 

 

How do I find the local IPV6 address of the router, and the ipv6 addresses of hosts on my network?  The hitron seems to issue local IPV6 addresses via DHCP but not resolve them when asked for the address by name.

 

try to find the ipv6 address of the router itself

 

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Resolve-DnsName -Type AAAA -Server handycourt.router handycourt.router
PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>

 

try to find the ipv6 address of a host

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Resolve-DnsName -server handycourt.router paw

Name Type TTL Section IPAddress
---- ---- --- ------- ---------
paw A 1200 Question 192.168.17.223

 

 

It seesm goofy to  issue local ipv6 addresses and not resolve their names.

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