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Re: IPv6 on SOHO routers?

  • From: Mohacsi Janos
  • Date: Thu Mar 13 03:49:54 2008

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

The only ADSL one listed "Billion 7402R2" doesn't _actually_ do IPv6 yet, but it might if they release software for it!
Which would be nice as we sell them to customers and would love to magically turn on IPv6 to them one day.

The only IPv6 ADSL router I'm aware of, that I can buy in Australia, is the Cisco 857/877 series (which work quite nicely I have to say :-)
(Some earlier Cisco 800 series ADSL routers will work, but aren't currently available).

Actually Cisco 850 series does not support IPv6, only 870 series. We tested earlier cisco models also: 830 series has ipv6 support. My colleague tested NetScreen routers: apart for the smallest devices they have IPv6 support. However I think these devices are not consumer equipments. I would call SO (Small Office) devices. The HO (home office) devices are the ~ 50-100 USD devices - you rarely see official ipv6 support.....

Janos Mohacsi Network Engineer, Research Associate, Head of Network Planning and Projects NIIF/HUNGARNET, HUNGARY Key 70EF9882: DEC2 C685 1ED4 C95A 145F 4300 6F64 7B00 70EF 9882

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?".

Bah. And people wonder why I'm cynical.


Frank Bulk - iNAME wrote:
Looks like there's some kind of wiki here, too:


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