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earletp

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Re: [IPv6] Comcast Pulls Back On IPv6 Rollout

said by Mike Wolf:

and yet somehow Netgear's own product page says that it supports IPv6. This isn't the first time that Netgear exaggerated IPv6 support on their products. Last year an independent company tested IPv6 support on Netgear routers only to find that when given a /56 address the router would burst into flames in a metaphorical sense and was unable to properly operate. What the issue was was that Netgear certified their routers with a /64 address and since everything worked fine in the lab, they assumed everything else would work.
An excert from the article:
"In our IPv6 trial we hand out a /56 to each router. When I discovered that the PC attached to the Netgear router didn't have an IPv6 address, a little poking around revealed that the router was attempting to perform SLAAC with the full /56, rather than select a /64 out of the delegated prefix. In compliance with IETF standards, the PC wasn't getting an IPv6 address. I can only speculate, but it appears that in its testing Netgear was only handing out a /64 to each router, which likely would have resulted in a successful test"

»www.networkworld.com/news/2011/0 ··· ers.html

I had seen that review, but it was from over a year ago, and have not found anything more current. So that issue may or may not still be present.

At that time Cisco/Linksys had no routers with IPv6 support, for example.


Mike Wolf

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mmm actually thats not true because I purchased my E4200 back in Janurary of 2011. It's oriignal firmware 1.0.00 supported IPv4 to IPv6 tunnelling back in November of 2010 until it was disabled in the next firmware release March of 2011 numbered 1.0.01 only to be added back June of 2011 with firmware version 1.0.02.

earletp

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Not to argue, but from that same article you linked to...
quote:
Some, such as Cisco's Linksys consumer routers, don't have IPv6 yet at all, although Cisco has promised to add IPv6 to its new routers by mid-2011.
And further, from a link in that article
»www.networkworld.com/news/2011/0 ··· pv6.html
quote:
It's hard to fathom why Cisco hasn't added IPv6 to its Linksys consumer routers yet, but the company has promised support will come this spring.

It's 2011, IPv4 addresses are officially exhausted, and the world's largest router maker, Cisco, still doesn't support IPv6 in its best-selling line of Linksys wireless routers. This is true even for the new E4200 router released just last month (priced at $180). The company has promised to have IPv6 support for the Linksys line by the spring but has not been specific.


Mike Wolf

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That's because like I said the IPv6 to IPv4 tunnelling option found in the original firmware was not officially recognized as an IPv6 function by Cisco and was turned off in the following firmware version and because it lacked the ability to use native IPv6 connectivity.

Official support for IPv6 was not brought to the E4200, E3200, and E2500 until September with the IPv6 Gold logo certification notation in its firmware release notes.


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reply to earletp
said by earletp:

It's hard to fathom why Cisco hasn't added IPv6 to its Linksys consumer routers yet, but the company has promised support will come this spring.

It's 2011, IPv4 addresses are officially exhausted, and the world's largest router maker, Cisco, still doesn't support IPv6 in its best-selling line of Linksys wireless routers. This is true even for the new E4200 router released just last month (priced at $180). The company has promised to have IPv6 support for the Linksys line by the spring but has not been specific.


Cisco has added IPv6 support for a number of its routers to include at least several of the Linksys E series, and the just released EA series routers have IPv6.

I have the new Linksys EA4500 which has IPv6 (so do the EA3500 and EA2700). The E4200 v2 had IPv6 from the release...the E4200 has been out for over a year, and is one of the E series which has a firmware upgrade to IPv6.

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earletp

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You do realize I wasn't the one that said that, correct?

(edited to add)
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