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Topic # 98802 6-Mar-2012 19:05
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I was wondering if anyone on TCL has managed to get IPv6 on their residential connection?

On this page http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/sub-sites/ipv6/index.htm it looks like IPv6 should be rolled out "early 2012" which seems round about now. 

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  Reply # 591906 7-Mar-2012 19:05
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The link says it all - nothing public until IPV6 day on June 8, and then it is focussed on businesses first...
"Both TelstraClear's national core network and international links are IPv6 capable and some customers already use IPv6 networking. On June 8th as part of World IPv6 day, TelstraClear will be enabling IPv6 access to our core websites along with a number of customers such as Loyalty NZ (www.flybuys.co.nz). The commercial versions of services providing the enhanced capability will be soon be made available to all our Business clients, delivered by our specialist security division DMZGlobal.

TelstraClear has conducted a comprehensive audit of all systems for IPv6 readiness and we are engaged in a ‘core-to-edge’ progressive rollout. This will ensure all our systems and services are ready when needed. All this work will be completed in early 2012. Then we will progressively rollout IPv6 and IPv4 dual stack access network by access network, customer by customer."



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  Reply # 591937 7-Mar-2012 20:10
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Wow, this is really cool progress if they do it on the dates that they mention. Now, just the other ISPs to worry about...

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 591966 7-Mar-2012 20:50
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I was actually considering upgrading my wireless access point at home last week.
Its only 802.11g and I wanted to bump it up to n.
I found several reasonably priced ADSL routers that included n wifi and was all ready to go and buy.

Then it occurred to me that I should probably see if they were ipv6 ready - I found there is surprisingly little gear on the market that seems to be ipv6 ready as far as I can see. I wouldnt buy something on the assumption there 'may' be a firmware patch at some point to support ipv6 - I know from experience that is not probably too likely to happen....

Just how long ipv4 and ipv6 are likely to co-exist is anyones guess as well...




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  Reply # 591986 7-Mar-2012 21:11
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Nope, AFAIA TCL hasn't rollen out nor do they have any "immediate" plans to roll v6 out to residential customers.

That is to say, don't hold your breath :)

If you NEED IPv6 now, SNAP (Who don't do static v6 prefixes, wtf!), XNet (Who do) or Uber? are your only choices.

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  Reply # 592024 7-Mar-2012 21:57
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elmesg: The link says it all - nothing public until IPV6 day on June 8

That's June 8, 2011 - it already happened.



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  Reply # 592053 7-Mar-2012 22:38
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Thanks for all the interesting replies. I think that page is from 2011 and does refer to June 8, 2011; it does not seem to have been updated since.

I don't absolutely need IPv6 at all, I was just interested in hearing how things are going at TelstraClear, and I thought some GZ users might already be on an IPv6 trial. I might just set up an HE tunnel and see how that goes.

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  Reply # 592079 8-Mar-2012 01:34
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mastapenguin: Thanks for all the interesting replies. I think that page is from 2011 and does refer to June 8, 2011; it does not seem to have been updated since.

I don't absolutely need IPv6 at all, I was just interested in hearing how things are going at TelstraClear, and I thought some GZ users might already be on an IPv6 trial. I might just set up an HE tunnel and see how that goes.

Latency is quite high with Hurricane Electric. 

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  Reply # 592192 8-Mar-2012 10:28
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robjg63: I was actually considering upgrading my wireless access point at home last week.
Its only 802.11g and I wanted to bump it up to n.
I found several reasonably priced ADSL routers that included n wifi and was all ready to go and buy.

Then it occurred to me that I should probably see if they were ipv6 ready - I found there is surprisingly little gear on the market that seems to be ipv6 ready as far as I can see. I wouldnt buy something on the assumption there 'may' be a firmware patch at some point to support ipv6 - I know from experience that is not probably too likely to happen....

Just how long ipv4 and ipv6 are likely to co-exist is anyones guess as well...


The best thing is to see if they support TR-124, issue 2 (f you are interested, this link is the standard. It's very technical). Just supporting TR-124 isn't enough, since the original TR-124 was IPv4 only.

And for a list of devices that support IPv6, see the ARIN Broadband CPE page 


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  Reply # 593842 12-Mar-2012 01:54
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robjg63: I was actually considering upgrading my wireless access point at home last week.
Its only 802.11g and I wanted to bump it up to n.
I found several reasonably priced ADSL routers that included n wifi and was all ready to go and buy.

Then it occurred to me that I should probably see if they were ipv6 ready - I found there is surprisingly little gear on the market that seems to be ipv6 ready as far as I can see. I wouldnt buy something on the assumption there 'may' be a firmware patch at some point to support ipv6 - I know from experience that is not probably too likely to happen....

Just how long ipv4 and ipv6 are likely to co-exist is anyones guess as well...

One of the reasons why i prefer a separate modem half bridged to a router.
I have a RTA1320v6 which supports ipv6 i believe, connected to an Asus RT-N16. If i have to i can replace the modem with a different one. 

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