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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

I've been watching the thread on DSL Reports, and see that most areas have been upgraded to IPv6. However I noticed everyone who has IPv6 has their modem in bridge mode and is running a 3rd party router. I have the CGN3ACSMR and my computer is not picking up an IPv6 address. Will Rogers release a firmware update that allows the CGN3ACSMR to use IPv6 now that the network has been upgraded?



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When the CGN3 came out I went to Hitron's website and they said that the CGN3 was IPV6 capable so I have presumed that Rogers just turned off or made invisible the IPV6 settings.    I don't know.     The reason I have/had my CGN3 in bridge mode was because I wished to use the 6RD that Rogers has had for 2 or 3 years now and that did   not work behind the CGN3 in gateway mode.

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So here is a question for Rogers.      You are providing a /64 delegated prefix.    For me and probably most other people this is fine  but should you not be upgrading us to a /56 so that those who wish may have subnets.   As I understand the strict use of IPV6 that even if one just wants a guest subnet or a DMZ they should be actual subnets.

 

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Thanks for your comments timlocke.

 

At the moment, the deployment is limited to a /64 PD. In the future, we are looking at other options to provide more flexibility to our customers.

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@gp-se wrote:

I've been watching the thread on DSL Reports, and see that most areas have been upgraded to IPv6. However I noticed everyone who has IPv6 has their modem in bridge mode and is running a 3rd party router. I have the CGN3ACSMR and my computer is not picking up an IPv6 address. Will Rogers release a firmware update that allows the CGN3ACSMR to use IPv6 now that the network has been upgraded?


The CGN3ACSMR like all Hitron modems is compatible with IPv6 in both bridge and eRouter mode. In order to use it with IPv6 in eRouter mode without a 3rd party external router, it first requires a factory reset (through the GUI). Your wireless network, security settings and other parameters will need to be reconfigured after.

 

If your area has been enabled for IPv6, this should be sufficient for your computer to then gain access to IPv6.

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I thought that would be the case for the CGN3 range.   Out of curiosity I looked at the Hitron website when I first got a CGN3 and it said that the device could do V6.   I presumed that Rogers had disabled that as there was no V6 on offer at that time  and didn't worry about it.

 

I'll keep mine in bridge mode with my own dlink until Gigabit comes to my area and then see what to do. ( My dlink router can do gigabit at the LAN side but I bet it can't do it at the WAN side reliably!

 

 

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@timlocke wrote:

 

I'll keep mine in bridge mode with my own dlink until Gigabit comes to my area and then see what to do. ( My dlink router can do gigabit at the LAN side but I bet it can't do it at the WAN side reliably! 


You are right. Most consumer routers, except the higher end models, are unable to sustain gigabit speeds from WAN to LAN. This is especially true when software processing is required (to perform IPv4 NAT or port forwarding for example).

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Native IPV6 is up and running in West Ottawa today (Wed 20 Apr 2016).

 

Interestingly, OpenDNS does not offer the same protections on IPV6 as it does with IPV4.  From the OpenDNS site:

 

 

Note: IPv6 support in the OpenDNS Sandbox is limited to standard recursive DNS initially. Additional functionality, like Web content filtering, malware and botnet protection, phishing protection, and more will be available on different IPs when IPv6 support is added to the OpenDNS Dashboard. We have no plan to ever shut down or change the default features for the sandbox IPs.

 

 

The OpenDNS Dashboard does not have any indication of IPV6 capability, so, at the present time, if you prefer to use OpenDNS for its DNS resolving speed as well as for Web content filtering, malware and botnet protection, phishing protection, you will need to keep using IPV4.  



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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

Will people with the Cisco DPC3825 in bridge mode and using their own routers be able to receive an IPv6 prefix or will they need to trade it in for a Hitron Router?

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@gcerullo wrote:

Will people with the Cisco DPC3825 in bridge mode and using their own routers be able to receive an IPv6 prefix or will they need to trade it in for a Hitron Router?


As far as I'm aware, no the Cisco DPC3825 is not and will not be supported for IPv6.