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Network Architect
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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

We have made some corrections last night and believe that the IPv6 issues experienced by some users in the last couple of days are now fully resolved.

 

If you are still experiencing an issue, send me a private message with your modem MAC address so that I can investigate further.

 

Dave

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

I have read through this thread, and now with the current situation resolved at your end, could you recommend the appropriate ipv6 settings to be used in routers. In particular,connection type, dns server etc.  And is this different if you have a netgear router in the system?

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

@goodboyr, have a look at the following post:

 

http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Getting_connected/message-id/365...

 

That should be fairly close to what you need to set on a netgear router. 

 

Take note of the fact that netgear routers filter IPV6 ICMP which is required to run IPV6. 

 

What you might have to do is enable Native IPV6, DHCP-PD, and Router Advertisement and select Stateless IPV6 to start.  Save that and reboot the router so that it picks up the IPV6 address from the CMTS.  After that, log back into the router to confirm that it has an IPV6 address.  That is what I normally do with my Asus RT-AC68U router.  You will either have to reboot the pc or run ipconfig/release, ipconfig/renew commands at a command prompt.

 

When that is done, go to ipv6-test.com to see what turns up for final score.  The IPV6 hostname will not be available as Rogers does not assign one.  If you see that IPV6 ICMP is not available, you could enter an exemption for IPV6 ICMP in the Windows and anti-virus firewalls and reboot the pc.  Try the ipv6-test.com test again to see what score turns up.  I'll be interested in the final score.  If you still end up with missing IPV6 ICMP, that would confirm that a Netgear router filters IPV6 ICMP.  If thats the case then you will have to decide what to do.  I haven't seen any information posted anywhere as to what effect the filtering has on IPV6 operation. 

 

Also, run a speedtest at http://speedtest.xfinity.com/   That runs an IPV4 and IPV6 speedtest.  If you see a large discrepancy between the IPV4 and IPV6 results, as in the IPV6 is much lower, that could imply that the IPV6 traffic is subjected to packet scans that is not applied to the IPV4 traffic.  Asus routers have an AI Protection available that includes Malicious Sites Blocking, Infected Device Prevention and Blocking, and Vulnerability Protection, all of which can be enabled or disabled separately.  When those are enabled, the combined effect drops the IPV6 speedtest results pretty dramatically.  I don't know if Netgear routers have similar protection issues with IPV6, but, the speedtest will point that out.  Any drop might also be attributable to the IPV6 ICMP filtering, so, you're going to have to do some research to determine which component to blame.

 

Hope this helps.



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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status


@Datalink wrote:
When that is done, go to ipv6-test.com to see what turns up for final score.  The IPV6 hostname will not be available as Rogers does not assign one.

Actually, it does for the WAN IPv6 address.  What it does not do is provide host name for a computer behind the router.  Also, the computer address is often a "privacy address" that changes periodically, so even if you have a DNS record for the MAC based address, the privacy address will not have a host name.

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

It is hard to describe in a single post all the settings on various brands of routers.

 

Although this is not officially supported, I have compiled below the correct settings on a few brands of routers. When it comes to DNS settings, the Rogers DNS does perform well and provides the advantage of directing traffic to the closest cache/CDN when applicable (Google/Youtube/Akamai) but some users prefer to use a third party (Google, OpenDNS) DNS service provider. That is strictly a matter of personal preference and I can’t comment on this.


Note that I didn’t have access to all the routers below so this is based on available documentation in most cases. I welcome feedback and will update this post accordingly.

 

Rogers IPv6 Settings for TP-Link routers
In the IPv6 Support / IPv6 Setup menu on the left hand side:

  • Enable IPv6: checked
  • WAN Connection Type: DHCPv6
  • Get IPv6 prefix delegation: selected
  • Get IPv6 DNS server automatically: selected
  • IPv6 Address Assign Type: SLAAC

 

Rogers IPv6 Settings for Linksys routers

In the Router Settings / Connectivity / Internet Settings / IPv6 menu:

  • Connection Type: Automatic
  • IPv6 – Automatic: Enabled
  • 6rd Tunnel: Disabled

 

Rogers IPv6 Settings for ASUS routers

In the Advanced Setup / IPv6 menu:

  • Internet Connection Type: Native
  • DHCP-PD: Enable
  • Auto Configuration Settings: Stateless
  • Connect to DNS Server automatically: Enable
  • Enable Router Advertisement: Enable


Rogers IPv6 Settings for Netgear routers

In the ADVANCED / Advanced Setup / IPv6 menu:

  • Internet Connection Type: DHCP
  • IPv6 Domain Name Server (DNS) Address: Get automatically from ISP
  • LAN Setup: Auto Config


Rogers IPv6 Settings for pFSense firewall

In WAN Interface menu:

  • Use IPv4 connectivity as parent interface: yes
  • Request only a IPv6 prefix: no
  • DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation Size: 64
  • Send IPv6 prefix hint: yes

In LAN Interface menu:

  • IPv6 Configuration Type: track interface
  • IPv6 Interface: WAN
  • IPv6 Prefix ID: 0

In Advanced Settings / Network menu:

  • Allow IPv6: enabled

pFSense may need to be rebooted for the configuration changes to take effect.

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

@RogersDave

 

You might also want to investigate pfSense.  Many people use it, as it's a much better firewall than those boxes you mentioned and especially those Hitron boxes.  I went with pfSense because the Hitron firewall was so bad.

 

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status


@JKnott wrote:

@RogersDave

 

You might also want to investigate pfSense.  Many people use it, as it's a much better firewall than those boxes you mentioned and especially those Hitron boxes.  I went with pfSense because the Hitron firewall was so bad.

 


Done. Let me know if I got this right.

 

I also wanted to post an Edgerouter working configuration but that will fill the page...

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

That should be posted as a "How to" somewhere, with Edgerouter configuration as well if you have it.  That way, it wouldn't get buried in the thread. 



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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status


@RogersDave wrote:

@JKnott wrote:

@RogersDave

 

You might also want to investigate pfSense.  Many people use it, as it's a much better firewall than those boxes you mentioned and especially those Hitron boxes.  I went with pfSense because the Hitron firewall was so bad.

 


Done. Let me know if I got this right.

 

I also wanted to post an Edgerouter working configuration but that will fill the page...


Where did you "done" it?  😉

 

I don't see any link or reference.

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

Look at message #325 above, I edited it to include pFSense.