Google DNS is being hardcoded into a significant number of devices now. Which is nice, because it pretty much always works.
…except when you’re trying to use Netflix and you have a tunnelbroker IPv6 tunnel. Ugh.
So, this is a brief followup to Stupid OpenWRT tricks. Or maybe “Getting Netflix to work when your ISP doesn’t support IPv6 yet” is a better way to put it…
So, if you’re like me you find yourself wondering why your broadband provider has a /32 IPv6 prefix assigned, and yet chooses not to use it, forcing one to either be IPv4-only (how 20’th century) or use an IPv6-over-IPv4 tunnel solution.
Fortunately there is a simple and free solution out there, courtesy of Hurricane Electric’s rather fabulous tunnelbroker service. Obtaining an IPv6 prefix and setting up the tunnel is covered, extensively, so I won’t go into it. It’s also rather easy to set the tunnel up on an OpenWRT based router, like mine. The default setup is rather nice, but there are some changes you can make to your router configuration that will make it even nicer.