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Re: IPv6 on SOHO routers?

  • From: Matthew Moyle-Croft
  • Date: Thu Mar 13 02:38:19 2008

Justin M. Streiner wrote:

On Thu, 13 Mar 2008, Matthew Moyle-Croft wrote:

A friend of mine who works for a company that owns another company that sells consumer CPE said "Well, this is a volume business. Why release a feature that isn't being demanded much yet, when we could do it later and sell you ANOTHER CPE to replace the one you just bought?".

While it doesn't quality as out-of-the-box v6 support, a Linksys WRT54G with a replacement image like Sveasoft Talisman does claim to support it.
Yeah - not quite the issue - I've got a Cisco 877 at home and am running dual stack natively at home. But I'm not a typical customer.

But really, we need to start seeing some CPE, even in beta form, so we can start working through how a transition to IPv6 might work.
(eg. customer local networks, SIP for VOIP, stateful firewalls (given the anti-NAT-brigade have made it the only solution - don't get me started about how low end CPE stateful firewalls suck).

Customers tend to keep their CPE for a few years. That means customers buying now will still have it in 2010.


I haven't tested it yet on a guinea pig WRT54G, but I'll get around to that at some point soon :)


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