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  Reply # 2015922 14-May-2018 16:28
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hio77:

 

Removal of IPv6 is sad, i agree. however, you also need to remember it was a beta product.

 

IPv6 will be on the roadmap for spark's core, It's not my role to say when that will be or how it will show up.

 

 

Weren't there multiple reports of BigPipe rolling IPv6 out regardless of whether the account holder had signed up for the trial or not? That's a funny sort of beta!

 

Wasn't the official word from Spark that they'd only offer IPv6 'if it were deemed absolutely necessary'? Has that policy changed?


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  Reply # 2015931 14-May-2018 16:35
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MrTomato:

 

Wasn't the official word from Spark that they'd only offer IPv6 'if it were deemed absolutely necessary'? Has that policy changed?

 

 

You have missed my point completely here.

 

 

 

roadmaps could be years long, as i said it's not my place to define that. i can confirm at some stage, ipv6 would be a move spark will make, obviously.

 

 





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  Reply # 2015932 14-May-2018 16:37
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MrTomato:

 

hio77:

 

Removal of IPv6 is sad, i agree. however, you also need to remember it was a beta product.

 

IPv6 will be on the roadmap for spark's core, It's not my role to say when that will be or how it will show up.

 

 

Weren't there multiple reports of BigPipe rolling IPv6 out regardless of whether the account holder had signed up for the trial or not? That's a funny sort of beta!

 

Wasn't the official word from Spark that they'd only offer IPv6 'if it were deemed absolutely necessary'? Has that policy changed?

 

 

No, that wasn't the official word. It never was. Read the thread before you repost rubbish like that please. (re: your last link).

 

While we understand the frustration from the tiny number of active v6 users, there are quantitative and qualitative benefits for the userbase from moving the Bigpipe users onto the Spark network. We had to prove internally that the Spark network performed at least as well as the Bigpipe network before they would consider moving (and it performed significantly better in some very relevant real world tests). The loss of v6 is regrettable, but it's temporary - and NO, I don't have a timeframe to give you.

 

Cheers - N

 

 


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  Reply # 2015933 14-May-2018 16:38
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I'd suggest you read the post further down that page by Talkiet for a more accurate view that was originally posted at the top of that thread.

 

The suggestion that Spark will never deploy IPv6 is just completely inaccurate.





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  Reply # 2015935 14-May-2018 16:46
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Talkiet:

 

No, that wasn't the official word. It never was. Read the thread before you repost rubbish like that please. (re: your last link).

 

While we understand the frustration from the tiny number of active v6 users, there are quantitative and qualitative benefits for the userbase from moving the Bigpipe users onto the Spark network. We had to prove internally that the Spark network performed at least as well as the Bigpipe network before they would consider moving (and it performed significantly better in some very relevant real world tests). The loss of v6 is regrettable, but it's temporary - and NO, I don't have a timeframe to give you.

 

Cheers - N

 

 

Great! So that's that cleared up, then. And a glittering +1 for not using PR newspeak.


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  Reply # 2015950 14-May-2018 17:57
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@IPv6pipe: Any plans to adjust the pricing of your 200Mbit/Gbit plans to be in line with the competition? 2degrees & Vocus are a fair bit cheaper (even without the credit/free months), offer IPv6, and have more appealing local peering. Heck, even Spark is cheaper for the Gbit plan with the sign-up credit.





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  Reply # 2015958 14-May-2018 18:23
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I assume moving to Spark's network means Will Never Ever Engage In Settlement-Free Peering... sigh.


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  Reply # 2015984 14-May-2018 18:54
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Detruire:

 

@IPv6pipe: Any plans to adjust the pricing of your 200Mbit/Gbit plans to be in line with the competition? 2degrees & Vocus are a fair bit cheaper (even without the credit/free months), offer IPv6, and have more appealing local peering. Heck, even Spark is cheaper for the Gbit plan with the sign-up credit.

 

 

Nothing I can announce at the moment sorry. We are indeed aware of the pricing trends in the market.


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  Reply # 2015998 14-May-2018 19:30
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Ok, but when I change my router to PPPoE I cant get it to connect, same with my laptop. probably because I asked them fix a problem with my IPoE connection (which they did)

 

But now I'm stuck, so how do I get PPPoE setup again... 





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  Reply # 2016000 14-May-2018 19:33
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You may need to disconnect your router for 15 minutes before you switch to PPPoE.

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  Reply # 2016016 14-May-2018 19:54
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Hi @IPv6pipe, I am current running IPv6 on IPoE on UFB.  How can I change back to PPPoE?  What is the procedure?

 

Also, do I need to wait till 12th June to switch back to PPPoE, or can I switch sooner?

 

Thanks!

 

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  Reply # 2016017 14-May-2018 19:57
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IPv6pipe:

 

Detruire:

 

@IPv6pipe: Any plans to adjust the pricing of your 200Mbit/Gbit plans to be in line with the competition? 2degrees & Vocus are a fair bit cheaper (even without the credit/free months), offer IPv6, and have more appealing local peering. Heck, even Spark is cheaper for the Gbit plan with the sign-up credit.

 

 

Nothing I can announce at the moment sorry. We are indeed aware of the pricing trends in the market.

 

 

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  Reply # 2016020 14-May-2018 19:58
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IPv6pipe:

 

Detruire:

 

@IPv6pipe: Any plans to adjust the pricing of your 200Mbit/Gbit plans to be in line with the competition? 2degrees & Vocus are a fair bit cheaper (even without the credit/free months), offer IPv6, and have more appealing local peering. Heck, even Spark is cheaper for the Gbit plan with the sign-up credit.

 

 

Nothing I can announce at the moment sorry. We are indeed aware of the pricing trends in the market.

 

 

I'd suggest you have about a week max before people start to jump ship particularly given one of the key differentiators is going.

 

No help desk yet charge more than most that do..





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  Reply # 2016024 14-May-2018 20:07
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AKLWestie:

 

Hi @IPv6pipe, I am current running IPv6 on IPoE on UFB.  How can I change back to PPPoE?  What is the procedure?

 

Also, do I need to wait till 12th June to switch back to PPPoE, or can I switch sooner?

 

Thanks!

 

AKLWestie

 

 

Yes you can switch back now. Procedures as below

 

     

  1. Reconfigure your router to PPPoE using settings on website
  2. Unplug router from ONT
  3. Wait 15 minutes
  4. Plug router back into ONT

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  Reply # 2016045 14-May-2018 20:57
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mdooher:

 

Ok, but when I change my router to PPPoE I cant get it to connect, same with my laptop. probably because I asked them fix a problem with my IPoE connection (which they did)

 

But now I'm stuck, so how do I get PPPoE setup again... 

 

 

 

 

AKLWestie:

 

Hi @IPv6pipe, I am current running IPv6 on IPoE on UFB.  How can I change back to PPPoE?  What is the procedure?

 

Also, do I need to wait till 12th June to switch back to PPPoE, or can I switch sooner?

 

Thanks!

 

AKLWestie

 

 

 

 

@DarkShadow has answered this one already, but all you need to do is change your modem/router settings back to PPPoE. There is also indeed a time out period until you'll be able to obtain an IP address on the other protocol.

 

We'd suggest anyone using IPoE switch back to PPPoE before the 12th of June to reduce the amount of potential downtime.


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