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

By default the firewall is configured to allow outgoing connections from LAN 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 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!

3. 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.

4. 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. (disabled by default, see below)
  • 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

Wireguard throughput

root@viirb88:/etc/config# iperf3 -t 30 -V -c 2a0a:e5c0:16:1::1
iperf 3.7
Linux viirb88 4.14.195 #0 Sun Sep 6 16:19:39 2020 mips
Control connection MSS 1348
Time: Fri, 13 Nov 2020 13:53:10 UTC
Connecting to host 2a0a:e5c0:16:1::1, port 5201
      Cookie: qsx6vtbd5a5elhc6fkdt2n6t4mgbzjze4az4
      TCP MSS: 1348 (default)
[  5] local 2a0a:e5c0:16:2::2 port 34376 connected to 2a0a:e5c0:16:1::1 port 5201
Starting Test: protocol: TCP, 1 streams, 131072 byte blocks, omitting 0 seconds, 30 second test, tos
0
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bitrate         Retr  Cwnd
[  5]   0.00-1.00   sec  5.88 MBytes  49.2 Mbits/sec    0    247 KBytes
[  5]   1.00-2.02   sec  6.17 MBytes  50.9 Mbits/sec    0    363 KBytes
[  5]   2.02-3.00   sec  5.68 MBytes  48.5 Mbits/sec    0    506 KBytes
[  5]   3.00-4.00   sec  6.06 MBytes  50.8 Mbits/sec    0    682 KBytes
[  5]   4.00-5.01   sec  6.09 MBytes  50.7 Mbits/sec    0    837 KBytes
[  5]   5.01-6.00   sec  5.99 MBytes  50.5 Mbits/sec    0    837 KBytes
[  5]   6.00-7.04   sec  6.30 MBytes  50.9 Mbits/sec    0    886 KBytes
[  5]   7.04-8.00   sec  6.09 MBytes  53.0 Mbits/sec    0    924 KBytes
[  5]   8.00-9.04   sec  5.83 MBytes  47.1 Mbits/sec    1    744 KBytes
[  5]   9.04-10.00  sec  6.32 MBytes  55.4 Mbits/sec    0    803 KBytes
[  5]  10.00-11.01  sec  5.81 MBytes  48.3 Mbits/sec    0    881 KBytes
[  5]  11.01-12.00  sec  6.60 MBytes  55.7 Mbits/sec    0    893 KBytes
[  5]  12.00-13.01  sec  5.62 MBytes  47.0 Mbits/sec    0    893 KBytes
[  5]  13.01-14.00  sec  6.19 MBytes  52.2 Mbits/sec    0    894 KBytes
[  5]  14.00-15.01  sec  6.23 MBytes  52.0 Mbits/sec    0    950 KBytes
[  5]  15.01-16.01  sec  6.01 MBytes  50.6 Mbits/sec    0    950 KBytes
[  5]  16.01-17.00  sec  5.96 MBytes  50.3 Mbits/sec    0    973 KBytes
[  5]  17.00-18.00  sec  6.30 MBytes  52.8 Mbits/sec    0    973 KBytes
[  5]  18.00-19.06  sec  6.47 MBytes  51.4 Mbits/sec    0    973 KBytes
[  5]  19.06-20.00  sec  5.92 MBytes  52.7 Mbits/sec    0    973 KBytes
[  5]  20.00-21.01  sec  6.16 MBytes  51.3 Mbits/sec    0    973 KBytes
[  5]  21.01-22.00  sec  6.01 MBytes  50.8 Mbits/sec    1    682 KBytes
[  5]  22.00-23.00  sec  6.22 MBytes  52.1 Mbits/sec    0    723 KBytes
[  5]  23.00-24.01  sec  6.21 MBytes  51.8 Mbits/sec    0    769 KBytes
[  5]  24.01-25.00  sec  6.20 MBytes  52.1 Mbits/sec    0    799 KBytes
[  5]  25.00-26.01  sec  6.01 MBytes  50.2 Mbits/sec    0    816 KBytes
[  5]  26.01-27.01  sec  6.50 MBytes  54.6 Mbits/sec    0    821 KBytes
[  5]  27.01-28.04  sec  6.09 MBytes  49.3 Mbits/sec    0    821 KBytes
[  5]  28.04-29.03  sec  6.00 MBytes  51.1 Mbits/sec    0    827 KBytes
[  5]  29.03-30.00  sec  6.28 MBytes  54.1 Mbits/sec    0    827 KBytes
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Test Complete. Summary Results:
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bitrate         Retr
[  5]   0.00-30.00  sec   183 MBytes  51.2 Mbits/sec    2             sender
[  5]   0.00-30.05  sec   183 MBytes  51.0 Mbits/sec                  receiver
CPU Utilization: local/sender 6.8% (0.2%u/6.6%s), remote/receiver 6.9% (1.6%u/5.3%s)
snd_tcp_congestion cubic
rcv_tcp_congestion cubic

iperf Done.

WiFi

In our long term tests the WiFi of the VIIRB shows reliability issues with clients that are not directly next to it.

As the majority of VIIRB users we are in touch with did not use the WiFi and our preference is on delivering stable systems, we have turned the WiFi off by default. Effective since 2020-12-01.

If you are looking for an IPv6 enabler with reliable WiFi, we recommend to use the VIWIB instead.

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.

IPv6VPN included

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

VIIRB Add-Ons

The VIIRB comes with a variety of possible add-ons that can turn it into an even more versatile device.

Turning the VIIRB into an IPv6 camera

You can turn the VIIRB into an IPv6 streaming camera with a compatible USB-Webcam. For 25 CHF you can add a tested, Full HD (1920x1080) USB camera to your VIIRB order.

Turning the VIIRB into an IPv6 thermometer

If you want to know how hot (or cold) it is, you can use an USB temperature sensor to measure the temperature. For 20 CHF you can add a tested temperature sensor to your VIIRB order.

Turning the VIIRB into an LTE/4G router

Using an USB 4G Modem you can use the VIIRB to enable a network not only with IPv6, but also with Internet connectivity in general.

For 70 CHF you can add a 4G modem to your VIIRB order.

Turning the VIIRB into a GPS tracker

The VIIRB is small and universal. What if you could use it to track things? Like your car, your bike, your boat? And check where your things are using IPv6?

You can add the USB GPS tracker add on for 25 CHF as a single device.

Multiple Add-Ons via USB Hub

To connect more than one add-on to the VIIRB, you will need a USB-Hub. For 25 CHF you can add a verified, 4 Port USB hub to your VIIRB order.

The VIIRB autonomous security system

The VIIRB can be turned into an autonomous security system with the following add-ons:

  • USB Hub (to support multiple add-ons)
  • LTE/4G Router (Internet Uplink, excluding SIM card)
  • GPS Tracker (To record where the VIIRB is)
  • USB Camera (To stream what the VIIRB can see)

The autonomous security system set can be added to your VIIRB order for 145 CHF (203 CHF including the VIIRB).

Ordering

Price

Update 2021-09-14: we are sold out!

Thanks to your love, we ran out of our stock of VIIRB. You can preorder now and we will start shipping our next batch of VIIRB from 2021-10-21 again.

The price of the VIIRB is 58 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.

Shipping cost

We ship world wide. If your country of residence is not in the list below, get in touch with our support and we will let you know the shipping cost. You can order multiple VIIRBs within the same package.

Country Economy (no tracking) Priority (with tracking)
Switzerland, Liechtenstein 10 CHF 14 CHF
Denmark, Finland, Sweden 14 CHF 24 CHF
Germany, Austria, France 14 CHF 24 CHF
Portugal, Italy, Spain 14 CHF 24 CHF
Latvia, The Netherlands, Iceland 14 CHF 24 CHF
Romania, Great Britain, Czech Republic 14 CHF 24 CHF
South Korea 16 CHF 29 CHF
Canada, US, India, Australia 23 CHF 29 CHF

You can order with a credit card via following links. Payment via wire transfer is also available, get in touch with our support with your shipping address.

1 VIIRB to EU

  • Order 1 VIIRB to Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, The Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Czech Republic, Latvia, Portugal
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1 VIIRB to Australia, Canada, India, US

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Order VIIRB multipack

You can order VIIRB multipack and save the shipping cost.

2 VIIRBs to EU

  • Order 2 VIIRBs to Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, The Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Czech Republic, Latvia, Portugal
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2 VIIRBs to Australia, Canada, India, South Korea, US

  • Order 2 VIIRBs to Australia, Canada, India, South Korea, US
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Tracked shipping

The following countries can get the VIIRB with priority shipping with tracking. If you want to receive VIIRB with tracked shipping, get in touch with our team with your shipping address.

All prices exluding VAT.

VIIRB in the Media

More of it

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

If you like the VIIRB, but you would also like to have a reliable WiFi, we recommend to checkout the VIWIB.

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.