Today is the day
Here is more information from our site:
World IPv6 Launch is on June 6, 2012. This signals the worldwide launch of IPv6, a new Internet protocol that will replace the current protocol IPv4, which is used to direct all Internet traffic around the world.
The IPv4 addresses are running out, which is why the Internet must adopt the new IPv6 format to ensure continued functionality and efficiency for Internet users everywhere.
Check it out at rogers.com/ipv6
Thanks for the link Gina!
This part of it may answer some more questions that some of us might have on it.
IE: Ok.. rogers itself is switching over to IPv6.. but what about the users end?
It says, that currently they are working with the modem providers to get updates that will fully enable this on the modem end.. and will be pushed out automaticaly.
So, on OUR end, we are not likely to see the ipv6 changes imediately, your modem will still have v4 address, etc for now.
Thanks for the Info Gina. I looked through the linky and saw the note on tunnelling.
I immediately attempted 6 to 4 as I saw that my router ( DLink 655) had got itself a 2002 address. Set up IPV6 in the router as per dlink. I used a Google public V6 DNS for convenience. Set up DHCP6 on the router as well.
Worked out of the box on W7. Good stuff!
Started up my Ubuntu machine ( 12.04) A bit of fiddling with disabling and enabling V6 and that all works as well
So now according to the Rogers Info, sooner or later there will be a native connection replacing the tunnel. I can wait for that.
I'll try it on W8 when I have a few moments...can't see why it won't just work as it is the Dlink doing all the work
While im interested in testing it out.. i may wait a bit (other than checking to see if my router can enable ipv6).
Unfortunately, i was looking over some stuff with WoW.. which they DO support IPv6 connections in, and are actualy optimized for it.. it does not support the tunneling.. has to be a naitive.
I found this reference: http://ipv6.rogers.com/
They seem to be running local 6to4 relays and also have 6RD relays. The settings are posted for those who want to use it.
I think 6RD will give your home network Service Provider addresses so your local machines will actual treat it as native.
I have mine working at home on a Cisco E4200 (v1 and v2) and it's working well. The only issue is that when the tunnel drops, it still advertises the RA's out to the home network, but that seems to just be a CPE issue and likely some future update will fix this problem.
I also know that some of the DLINK boxes off the shelf support 6RD, I think it was the 655 and 855's...
I am pretty sure my wireless router would support it (same series as yours).
Problem is, for network layout.. to make things ALOT easier (3 less 50ft+ cable runs) i do not have my cisco gateway in bridged mode. I could change it, but then would require alot more runs. Only use my wireless router for wireless. not dhcp, etc.
And the cisco gateway is not set up for it as far as i can tell.
Maybe i will try the tunneling and see what works or not, worse case go back.
While i love to test out new stuff as soon as it comes out, at least its not a hard cutt off, it will be QUITE a while before EVERYTHINGs changed over
After I updated my dlink 655 firmware to 2.07NA it says it can now do 6rd. I will try it at some time today...I'll also retry 6to4 which worked yesterday but unreliably I thought.
To anyone that gets 6to4 or 6RD working..
Can you post back with WHAT you are using?
What modem/gateway (and if gateway, bridged or not, etc)
What router, etc.
Gdkitty. I am using a Cisco 3825 in bridged mode feeding a Dlink DIR 655, rev B1 now with 2.07NA firmaware.
I have 2 PCs that I am using to test this.
1. Windows 7 SP1 on an Intel I7. All patches uptodate
2. Ubuntu 12.04 on an Intel Core duo.All patches uptodate
Both machine with lots of disk space and memory. Firefor 13 browser with Showip.
I have been using GOGOnet's software client on the Windows machine and this works well. Gogonet runs on the Windows machine and runs as "Ipv6 in UDP Ipv4 Tunnel" It provides one address to the machine it runs on and a prefix for the router advertisments. Ubuntu and WIndos both work fine with this....except that the WIndows machine has to be running.
I tried 6to4 according to the Rogers notes and Dlink's documentation. I set it up initially with DHCP6 and the Google IPV6 public DNS. The Ubuntu machine worked fine in all respects. the Windows machine not so much. Some V6 sites were not available and some actually connected in V4 only. One, Yahoo, connected in V6 and then went to V4.
I retried with Autoconfiguration on the LAN side. Again Ubuntu worked and WIndows failed possibly more often.
I then tried 6rd and could not get it to work. The Rogers note implies that one needs some information directly from Rogers to set it up "Confirmation required" I have not called Rogers.
I have not fiddles with Windows setup or Netsh commands , just used ipconfig /all
So. It is interesting that Ubuntu always works and i" be interested to hear more when someone gets it working 100%
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