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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status


@davem wrote:

The deployment of 4.5.8.20 on the CGN3ACSMR Rocket Wi-Fi modem has not officially started yet. A very limited number of users have received it as part of troubleshooting and testing of reported issues.



I now have 4.5.8.20.  I can configure ssh port forwarding, which I couldn't before.  Also, while I get an IPv6 address, it doesn't seem to be working.  Also, the Guest WiFi doesn't seem to get an address.

 

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status


JKnott wrote:  

 Also, while I get an IPv6 address, it doesn't seem to be working.  Also, the Guest WiFi doesn't seem to get an address.

 


@JKnott,

 

Yeah, the Guest WiFi access is only assigned with IPv4 addresses in the 192.168.103.x range by default 

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

One thing I've noticed is that you can't have the same SSID for both bands.  This violates common practice, where a device should be able to switch between bands as needed.

 

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@howi wrote:

JKnott wrote:  

 Also, while I get an IPv6 address, it doesn't seem to be working.  Also, the Guest WiFi doesn't seem to get an address.

 


@JKnott,

 

Yeah, the Guest WiFi access is only assigned with IPv4 addresses in the 192.168.103.x range by default 


Yep, but you can't get there from here with it.  😉

 

What's the point of providing guest access if it doesn't go anywhere?

 

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

There also doesn't appear to be any encryption on the guest WiFi.

 

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

@JKnott,

What are you referring to "but you can't get there from here with it. ;-)"? Not too sure if I misunderstood you. It's just NATed with IPv4 and no problem with the www... unless there are specific sites with IPv6 only addresses.

Either way, I am not keen on "dedicated" Guest WiFi access. Like you've said, it doesn't use any encryption for the connections at all. I
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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status


@JKnott wrote:

One thing I've noticed is that you can't have the same SSID for both bands.  This violates common practice, where a device should be able to switch between bands as needed.

 


In residential land with residential-grade gear? 

 

When I tried to run 5GHz and 2.4GHz with the same SSID years ago, it was a complete disaster because clients kept favouring 2.4GHz even when they shouldn't. So I've reluctantly come to the conclusion that for residential setups, you should run separate SSIDs to force the 5GHz devices to stay there.

 

Now, if this was a business-grade setup with real APs, that'd be a different story. Why business-grade gear seems to handle this fine and residential-grade doesn't... is a mystery to me. 

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

I would like to thank everybody that reported issues. We are working hard on resolving all the problems and bring IPv6 to all our customers.

 

Aside from enhancements regarding gateway and modem capabilities that have been brought up as required, the following network issues are open and being addressed:

 

  • Hitron CGN3ACSMR requires firmware 4.5.8.20. Deployment schedule for this firmware is being finalized and should commence shortly
  • Customers in or around Scarborough (ON) may be unable to receive an IPv6 prefix
  • Customers in or around New Dundee (ON) and Pokemouche (NB) receive an IPv6 prefix but are unable to connect to IPv6 destinations

 

As a reminder, most Hitron Wi-Fi modems require a factory reset when used in gateway mode to enable IPv6 support. This step is not required with an external third party router.

 

If you are experiencing another issue that is not mentioned here, feel free to provide some details in order for our engineering and operations teams to investigate accordingly.

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

Last week I swapped out my CNG3 (with IPv6 operational) with a replacement CNG3ACSMR that had the original 4.4.8.14 firmware in it. No sign of Ipv6... The external IP address also changed completely, but I guess that's expected.

 

So, contacted Rogers after 4 nights of no firmware updates and I was told that they would push the firmware update and that it would restore IPv6 visibility...

 

Last night, the firmware was only updated to 4.5.8.16, still with no IPv6, even after a factory reset.

 

Why is 4.5.8.16 still being pushed if 4.5.8.20 is now available?

When is 4.5.8.20 going to be pushed so that I can get the IPv6 working again?

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

Read msg #208, just above your post.  Version 4.5.8.20 is not being distributed network wide at this point in time, but should begin distribution fairly soon, unless of course any unforeseen issues come to light in the next few days.