The VPN IPv6 IoT Router Box (VIIRB)

The VIIRB connects anything anywhere with IPv6.

Our mission

We want to enable anyone, anyone with IPv6. It should be as simple as "plug and play". We are very proud to announce that with the VPN IPv6 IoT Router Box (VIIRB), we can now offer exactly this.

How it works

The VIIRB 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

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

Fully Open

The VIIRB is running stock OpenWRT. We flash the latest available version before shipping. SSH and http access to the OpenWRT management is open. The password is randomly generated and will be sent to you with the shipping confirmation.

VIIRB use cases

So what can you do with the VIIRB?

1. IPv6 on the go

Going to a friend and the network does not have IPv6? Just bring your VIIRB, plug it in and enjoy a fully enabled IPv6 network.

2. IPv6 only Wifi

Once the VIIRB is started, it will present you with the wifi network IPv6 everywhere. The pre-configured WPA2 password is iloveipv6. As opposed to the root password, which is random, we intentionally set a default here, so you can just drop the box and people who see the SSID "IPv6 everywhere" and know about the project, can connect right away.

If you don't like this, you can turn the wifi off or change the name and password.

3. IPv6 world wide reachable audio system

You can install the music player daemon on the VIIRB and allow remote control of the music from anywhere in the world. You can either put your music locally on an SDXC card or you can even mount your music collection or stream music to it.

Just connect the VIIRB to your audio system, configure it and enjoy remotely controlled music!

4. A BGP router

With bird2 and quagga available on OpenWRT, you can use it directly for peering with other ASNs.

In fact, if you let us know before ordering, we can even connect your VIIRB to a VPN endpoint that allows peering with the real Internet.

5. A hacking box

Thi VIIRB contains a variety of additional features like PWM, GPIO, A/D converter, D/A converter and so on. It can also plug in a small camera, so you can turn it into an IPv6 enabled camera. The VIIRB is so universal, easy and hackable that it's just fun to use it.

Remote controlling your lights, your blinds, your doorbell - all remotely via IPv6? You can do it with the VIIRB!

Tech details

  • Operating System: Linux (OpenWRT)
  • Size: 28mm x 30mm x 30mm
  • CPU: MT7628, 580 MHz, MIPS 24K
  • Memory: 128MB, DDR2, 166MHz
  • Storage: 16M NOR on board, support SDXC up to 2TB
  • Wifi: 802.11n, 2T2R, speed up to 300Mbps.
    • Antenna: One U.FL slot, one on board antenna.
  • Ethernet: 1 port, up to 100Mbps.
  • USB: Support USB 2.0, up to 480MBit/s.
  • USB debugging: there is a serial console on the micro USB port
  • Audio: 3.5mm jack (in/out)
  • Power supply: 3.6V ~ 5.5V, 500mA
  • Power Consumption: 74mA wifi standby, 230mA wifi full speed, 5V input.

The VIIRB is based on the vocore2 with an up-to-date firmware, pre-configured and combined with the IPv6VPN.

Local throughput

We measured throughput on a LAN, IPv6 based with iperf:

root@viirb1:~# iperf -c 2a0a:e5c0:13::42 -t 30 -V
-----------------------------------------------------------
Client connecting to 2a0a:e5c0:13::42, TCP port 5001
TCP window size: 87.5 KByte (default)
-----------------------------------------------------------
[  3] local 2a0a:e5c0:13:0:bad8:12ff:fe64:9d4d port 46452 connected with 2a0a:e5c0:13::42 port 5001
[ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
[  3]  0.0-30.0 sec   332 MBytes  92.6 Mbits/sec

What is in the box

When you order the VIIRB, you will receive one pre-configured system. The box does not contain the micro usb cable or a charger, because we think that most people already have this and we don't want to contribute to tech waste. The price of the VIIRB is 55 CHF.

If you need a power supply, we can ship it with a European style connector for 15 CHF.

All prices excluding VAT and shipping costs.

IPv6VPN included

A free subscription for 1 year is included. This way you can plug in the VIIRB and just get started with IPv6.

Ordering

To pre-order the VIIRB, send an email with your shipping address and the requested quantity to support -at- ungleich.ch. Shipping will start from July 2020.

Pre-Order Special

All orders that arrive before 2020-06-30 will get a cool IPv6 sticker for free. Outdoor resistant, can be put on a notebook, phone or car.

Additionally the first 42 VIIRBs come in a limited edition that will carry its production number.

Shipping costs

Below is a selection of shipping cost for various countries. When you order we will confirm the actual shipping cost before payment.

You can order up to 4 VIIRBs within one order. In other words: only 1 times shipping cost for 1,2,3 or 4 VIIRBs.

All prices exluding VAT.

More of it

If you need more ports, Gigabit support, more RAM and more storage, you can checkout the Pro IPv6 Box.

You can also announce your own IPv6 space via the VIIRB. The only requirement is that you have an ASN and an IPv6 prefix. Checkout the BGP Peering for more details.


How it works in detail

The complete flow for how your computers get IPv6 in the LAN is show in the following picture:

So basically the VIIRB...

  • gets an IPv4 address in your LAN
  • connects to the IPv6VPN.ch service
  • Gets its /48 routed via Wireguard
  • Announces (via Router Advertisements) IPv6 on the LAN
  • Because of the announcement, all clients in the LAN assign themself an IPv6 address

And for Wifi it does the same, but uses a different /64 network.