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Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 22-Feb-14 18:57:06
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SKY IP v6


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So the SKY FTTC router has jumped to v7.xx software. This now has IPV6 running on the LAN segment, but not the WAN segment yet.

* I can ping the SKY router using IPv6 IP address
* I can not connect to the web admin screens using IPv6, using the IPv6 address in the URL.
* There is no LAN IPv6 DNS server capability
* The router is sending out a LAN network stub address using DHCPv6 to all of the IPv6 devices on my network, and they are picking this up and using it.

It is a start and looks to be signs of things to come.

IanD
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 22-Feb-14 19:01:22
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Re: SKY IP v6


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In reply to a post by iand:
It is a start and looks to be signs of things to come.

My mate has the last Sagem which handles FTTC and ADSL and he is on ADSL (17meg sync) and also has the IPv6 options, exactly as you describe. Nothing on the WAN yet. I noticed his router has switched from MER to PPPoA a few weeks ago.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6 - Getting 49/8.5 - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest
Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 22-Feb-14 19:13:08
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Re: SKY IP v6


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Wonder what sky have to get working for a full ip v6 deployment.

Wan ip6
Ip6 via fttc, adsl llu and adsl xx
Ip6 on their core network

Must be a challenge doing this and keeping all of the network stuff on, given the amount of on demand used now.

IanD


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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 22-Feb-14 20:03:04
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Re: SKY IP v6


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In reply to a post by iand:
Wonder what sky have to get working for a full ip v6 deployment.

Wan ip6
Ip6 via fttc, adsl llu and adsl xx
Ip6 on their core network

Must be a challenge doing this and keeping all of the network stuff on, given the amount of on demand used now.


I read somewhere (here, or skyuser) that Sky had IPv6 working on the core network a while ago. Getting the home routers to support IPv6 is a good idea as Sky are in charge of the firmware. AAISP report that they've had IPv6 available for years but home router support for IPv6 has been very poor and in many cases full of bugs as if not tested by the manufacturer.

For Sky FTTC and ADSL LLU will be pretty similar. The people on the Sky Connect service over BTwholesale backbone should be able to use IPv6 in theory as all the IPv4 and IPv6 data will be encapsulated in PPP frames.

Nobody really knows until one of the big (4 to 5 million customer ISPs) switch it on. Sky might be first.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6 - Getting 49/8.5 - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest
Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Sat 22-Feb-14 20:51:22
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Re: SKY IP v6


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Doesn't look like mine has been updated.

Model SR102
Firmware Version 2.1m.3173.R

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Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 23-Feb-14 11:01:52
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I spotted mine as the status page now shows ip6 details

IanD
Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 23-Feb-14 22:52:18
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SR101 has still not had an IPv6 update. Now that both the previous and subsequent routers, the 2504N and the SR102 have had the update maybe we are next.

Oliver.
Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Tue 25-Feb-14 22:33:37
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Re: SKY IP v6


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Hmm, mine updated but no IPv6

Model SR102
Firmware Version 2.1q.3595.R

Latency has doubled, noise margin has dropped from ~26dB to ~18dB and lost 4kbps on the download sync.

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Edited by 5km (Tue 25-Feb-14 22:57:01)

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