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Standard User Nightglow
(member) Fri 04-Nov-16 09:53:41
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BT IPv6 Roll OutCompleteed


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I see BT roll out of IP6 is almost completed, had a look at the settings in my Asus RT-N66U, what settings do I need to configure to take advantage of IPv6.

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2016/11/bt-broa...
Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 04-Nov-16 14:26:13
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Re: BT IPv6 Roll OutCompleteed


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I think BT said they will have all their users down with IPv6 by December this year.

Our IPv6 was enabled on the 24th October when we also received the latest firmware update and we didn't need to do anything for it to work.

I think our Smart Hub tries to uses IPv6 first and if that fails then fall back to IPv4.

Paul

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 04-Nov-16 14:33:39
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Sincerely hope that that your SmartHub is doing dual-stack rather than IPv6 and only offering IPv4 if it cannot get IPv6 connectivity.

Dual stack is the norm for IPv6, since many websites still don't exist in the IPv6 space.

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Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 04-Nov-16 15:14:16
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Sincerely hope that that your SmartHub is doing dual-stack rather than IPv6 and only offering IPv4 if it cannot get IPv6 connectivity.

Dual stack is the norm for IPv6, since many websites still don't exist in the IPv6 space.

Well I have never had IPv6 until the 24th October, so I wouldn't know.

*** update ***
Actually your readiness test you have says the following:
This is the most important test. This verifies your browser can connect to a site that has both IPv4 and IPv6 records published. IPv4 only hosts should connect fine (using IPv4).

If this test fails or times out, you can expect major problems as publishers start offering their sites on IPv6.

Results:
Test with Dual Stack DNS record

ok (0.065s) using ipv6

Also the tests done at test-ipv6.com say the following:

Test with IPv4 DNS record			ok (0.026s) using ipv4
Test with IPv6 DNS record			ok (0.037s) using ipv6
Test with Dual Stack DNS record			ok (0.039s) using ipv6
Test for Dual Stack DNS and large packet	ok (0.057s) using ipv6
Test IPv4 without DNS				ok (0.030s) using ipv4
Test IPv6 without DNS				ok (0.037s) using ipv6
Test IPv6 large packet				ok (0.041s) using ipv6
Test if your ISP's DNS server uses IPv6		ok (0.058s) using ipv6
Find IPv4 Service Provider			ok (0.036s) using ipv4 ASN 2856
Find IPv6 Service Provider			ok (0.037s) using ipv6 ASN 2856

So I assume that's what you was referring to and ours is ok?

I now all tests that I do say its Native IPv6, I can see it saing it uses IPv6 by default and then falls back to IPv4.

Image of IPv6 Test Results

I can also see it saying:
Your router or firewall is filtering ICMPv6 messages sent to your computer. An IPv6 host that cannot receive ICMP messages may encounter problems like some web pages loading partially or not at all.

So if that becomes an issue I will just switch over to my FRITZ!Box and use that in WAN Mode.

Paul

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 04-Nov-16 15:35:36
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Okay they are doing things as expected, very very rare to find a solution where the CPE only has IPv6 available - just wanted to double check you did not mean BT was doing that.

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Standard User billford
(elder) Fri 04-Nov-16 15:37:55
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Off-topic, but a bit of dodgy advice here on the Test Summary page:
Mac OS X: You are running version 10.11.6; we recommend 10.6.7 or newer.

confused

Bill
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Standard User cymru123
(regular) Fri 04-Nov-16 17:12:18
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Re: BT IPv6 Roll OutCompleteed


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I wonder when third-party routers will be able to detect a native IPv6 address. Currently using a Netgear router in 6to4 translation mode as the router can't detect any IPv6 address being handed out to it. Router is is also set to auto detect and auto config it's IPv6 settings, however I wonder if there is more of a configuration details needed.

P.S currently on ADSL BT broadband on BTW 21cn network, though don't think that should make a difference.
Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 04-Nov-16 19:09:37
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Well my FRITZ!Box 3390 supports IPv6 as far as I recall.

The next time our Smart Hub has issues with Wi-Fi or does its 14 day reboot I will try the FRITZ!Box and see.

As for ADSL, not sure, IPv6 was enabled for us on the 24th October and we have only had FTTP since 14th October before then we was on ADSL 2+ for many years.

I do recall when on Zen we was tunnelling IPv6 over IPv4.

Paul

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Standard User Callumpy
(regular) Fri 04-Nov-16 23:35:42
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When I was on BT just a couple of weeks ago, I had IPv6 running through OpenWRT by simply using DHCPv6.

No additional settings are required by BT as far as I am aware.

Modem: Huawei HG612 3B -- Unlocked SP08 Firmware w/ BLOB A2pv6C038m.d24j
Router: TP-Link WR1043ND -- OpenWRT Chaos Calmer 15.05.1

Current Connection: Sky Fibre Max (80/20)
Previous Connections: BT Infinity 2 (80/20), BE Pro (24/2.5)

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Standard User BrianC1
(newbie) Sat 05-Nov-16 16:29:24
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No IPv6 here in Devon with an EA6700 router on BT VDSL frown
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