The Pro IPv6 Box (PIB)

The PIB connects locations and offices with IPv6

The professional IPv6 router

Like the VIIRB, the PIB is designed to provide IPv6 connectivity for you. Compared to the VIIRB, the PIB is suited for more professional use cases. It features Gigabit Ethernet and up to 4 GB RAM at a very low energy consumption.

How it works

The PIB is pre-configured with a Wireguard VPN. With this VPN you will receive a /48 IPv6 prefix. The IPv6 connectivity is provided by Data Center Light.

When you plug in the ethernet cable and power it on, it will do the following:

  • Establish a VPN connection via IPv4 or IPv6 to Data Center Light
  • Announce a pre-configured /64 network on the LAN
  • Announce a pre-configured /64 network on the Wifi (optional)

By default the firewall is configured to allow outgoing connections from LAN/Wifi towards the VPN. Incoming ICMP6, SSH, HTTP and HTTPS is open by default.

PIB use cases

The configuration and uses cases are the same as the VIIRB. Additionally the PIB is suited for bigger scale operations with 3 gigabit ports.

Tech details

  • Operating System: Linux
  • Size: 168 mm x 157 mm x 30 mm
  • CPU: AMD Embedded G series GX-412TC, 1 GHz quad Jaguar core with 64 bit and AES-NI support, 32K data + 32K instruction cache per core, shared 2MB L2 cache.
  • Memory: 2 or 4 GB DDR3-1333 DRAM
  • Storage: 16GB m-SATA SSD
  • SD card (internal sdhci controller), or external USB. 1 SATA + power connector.
  • Power 12V DC, about 6 to 12W depending on CPU load. Jack = 2.5 mm, center positive
  • Ethernet: 3 Gigabit Ethernet channels (Intel i211AT on apu2b2, i210AT on apu2b4)
  • Serial: DB9 serial port
  • 2 USB 3.0 external
  • 2 USB 2.0 internal*
  • Three front panel LEDs
  • Expansion: 2 miniPCI express (one with SIM socket), LPC bus, GPIO header, I2C bus, COM2 (3.3V RXD / TXD)

The PIB is based on the apu2 with Linux pre-installed, pre-configured and combined with the IPv6VPN.

What is in the box

When you order the PIB, you will receive one pre-configured system and a power adapter. Please let us know whether you need the EU, US or UK plug before ordering. The following models are available:

  • PIB with 2 GB RAM - 290 CHF
  • PIB with 4 GB RAM - 300 CHF

The PIB can come with optional 802.11ac WiFi Support for 30 CHF. All prices excluding VAT and shipping costs.


To pre-order the PIB, send a mail with your shipping address to support -at- Shipping will start from July 2020.

More of it

If you need a more cost-effective and smaller router, we can recommend the VIIRB.