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I Plan to Stick Around
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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

Obviously you won't support  the DPC3825  but why would it not just work as a modem in bridge  mode for IPV6. Won't be examining any packets and I would think would not care about their length or anything else.    

 

 

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

Just to add this, there is no mention of IPV6 on the 3825 datasheet.  The question of whether or not the 3825

will support IPV6 when its running in Bridge mode is an interesting question however.  Does the modem have

to necessarily support IPV6 for its own operation when all its doing is passing the data packets on to an IPV6

capable device?



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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

Interesting question indeed! Can you find out if this is possible or not in bridged mode?
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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

So.  Are these gateway devices  modems when in bridge mode?   That is, once they have established a connection do they do anything more than just pass a bitstream.  Put another way, are they just an OSI physical layer 1 device or do they include layer 2.      This   en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOCSIS   seems to say that the modem does embody layers 1 and 2    and this 

  • The 'DOCSIS 2.0 + IPv6' specification allowed support for IPv6 on DOCSIS 2.0 modems via a firmware upgrade. "
  • DOCSIS 3.0 added management over IPv6

suggests that theye is more stuff going on.  Anyway if DaveM says the DPC3825 won't support IPV6 then we must assume it won't.

 

It has been a long time since I have looked up this stuff!

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

Personally speaking, unless someone owns the old Cisco router, this should be a moot point since customers should be able to trade-in the old Cisco for a newer Hitron.

 

I was merely asking for people who may still have the old Cisco routers and are wondering why they may not be getting a IPv6 prefix.

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

There are effectively requirements on both the Cable Modem and the Gateway to support IPv6.

 

Since the DPC3825 has not undergone the required certification, it won't be support IPv6.

 

I am not privy of the rules for exchanging modems (this is not a technical question) but I don't see this being an issue.

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status


@davem wrote:

 

I am not privy of the rules for exchanging modems (this is not a technical question) but I don't see this being an issue.


I agree. Since Rogers has the intention of supporting IPv6 then they will be required to supply modem/routers that are compatible with the new portocol. As such I don't think they will refuse to exchange a modem/router that is not compliant for any customer that requests one.

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

OK. So here are a couple of questions.

 Are there Rogers areas that will not get IPV6 for a while? Because of older equipment for instance?

After the roll out is done  If someone exchanges their 3825 or a dead CGN3 for a fresh new CGN3ACMR  will that gateway be setup so that  V6 will just work? or will it still need the factory reset.  I can see arguments for either case....because If a Windows machine sees an IPV6 RA packet from the network it will ( usually for W7 and up) start to "prefer" to use IPV6

 

Are your front lines CSRs getting training...there will be some customers who see an IPV6 address somehow and phone in.     

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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

The rollout should be on the entire footprint. I just can't speak of schedule at this point but I don't see this being too long.

All gateways are factory reset during refurbishment and therefore are enabled out of the box.
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Re: Rogers IPv6 Status

@RogersDave any insight on whether the Fido CGN3AMR has been certified for V6? There is still no V6 on the Fido network (I check daily), however wanted to know if roll out will happen soon after Rogers. Or we have to wait for the long haul if certification has not completed.