"Programmers can't get IPv6 thus that is why they do not have IPv6 in their applications"....

Comcast removed the "no IPv6" excuse? That removal somehow skipped my house in Washington DC where they installed (last October) a router which does not even support it (an Arrus voice gateway- the one where you can't turn of the crummy 2.4g wireless radio) and none of the folks I've spoken to on the phone can tell me when or if it will be coming.

I look forward to Comcast giving me native v6 at home.

David Barak

Firstly fix your mail client. What's this "'" garbage in text/plain?

Deployment Update

Published on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

IPv6 has been launched on all Arris DOCSIS 3.0 C4 CMTSes, covering
over 50% our network. We are targeting completion of the rest of
the network by mid-2013. Our progress has led to nearly 2.5% of our
Xfinity Internet customers actively using native dual stack.
Additionally, IPv6 traffic has increased 375% since World IPv6 Day
in June 2011. Following World IPv6 Launch in June 2012 Comcast
also observed that approximately 6% of the 2012 Olympics served
over YouTube to Comcast customers was over IPv6.

http://www.comcast6.net

Firstly fix your mail client. What's this "'" garbage in text/plain?

That's yahoo web mail on an iPhone, sorry.

Deployment Update

Published on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

IPv6 has been launched on all Arris DOCSIS 3.0 C4 CMTSes, covering
over 50% our network. We are targeting completion of the rest of
the network by mid-2013. Our progress has led to nearly 2.5% of our
Xfinity Internet customers actively using native dual stack.
Additionally, IPv6 traffic has increased 375% since World IPv6 Day
in June 2011. Following World IPv6 Launch in June 2012 Comcast
also observed that approximately 6% of the 2012 Olympics served
over YouTube to Comcast customers was over IPv6.

http://www.comcast6.net

The update you sent is lovely, except I can tell you that the one (also an Arris, running DOCSIS 3.0) which was installed in late October in my house in Washington simply does not run v6 with the pre-installed load. Now, is there some firmware upgrade which could fix this? Maybe, but it sure would be nice if the folks who answer the phone in support could direct me to someone who has heard of this technology. So no, as I said before, Comcast has *not* removed the v6 barrier here. I'd like it to "just work", please.

David Barak

I know Verizon is rolling out v6 in some areas of their FiOS footprint. The router they provided supports it, but what I got from their customer service people was that they ran into some sort of issue with their TV
set-top boxes working properly with IPv6 or at least in a dual-stack environment. At least that's where things stand in Pittsburgh.

I don't think they've provided training to their customer service people on IPv6 yet. The rep I spoke with a few weeks ago told me I was the first customer that has asked her about it.

Looking forward to native v6 / dual-stack here...

jms

VZF's ONTs can't even do *ARP* right, or at least they couldn't as of
last March. We expect them to do v6?

Cheers,
-- jra

That was the case with the router that was provided with my FiOS service over the summer. It looks like it wasn't even a firmware issue, or a Verizon-specific formware load, unless Verizon turned on the 'enable IPv6' bit at some point. When I first got it, there was no IPv6 configuration on the router at all, nor was there an option to turn it on. When I checked a few weeks later, there was an IPv6 configuration section, but the router had not been rebooted during that time, and it is still running the same firmware as before - when no v6 config section showed up.

jms

:

> Firstly fix your mail client. What's this "'" garbage in text/plain?
>
That's yahoo web mail on an iPhone, sorry.

> Deployment Update
>
> Published on Tuesday, October 23, 2012
>
> IPv6 has been launched on all Arris DOCSIS 3.0 C4 CMTSes, covering
> over 50% our network. We are targeting completion of the rest of
> the network by mid-2013. Our progress has led to nearly 2.5% of our
> Xfinity Internet customers actively using native dual stack.
> Additionally, IPv6 traffic has increased 375% since World IPv6 Day
> in June 2011. Following World IPv6 Launch in June 2012 Comcast
> also observed that approximately 6% of the 2012 Olympics served
> over YouTube to Comcast customers was over IPv6.
>
> http://www.comcast6.net
>

The update you sent is lovely, except I can tell you that the one (also
an Arris, running DOCSIS 3.0) which was installed in late October in my
house in Washington simply does not run v6 with the pre-installed load.
Now, is there some firmware upgrade which could fix this? Maybe, but it
sure would be nice if the folks who answer the phone in support could
direct me to someone who has heard of this technology. So no, as I said
before, Comcast has *not* removed the v6 barrier here. I'd like it to
"just work", please.

Looking at http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.net you get a choice of wireless
or IPv6 in Arris.

Perfect! We don't *need* ARP for v6!

Looking at http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.net you get a choice of wireless
or IPv6 in Arris.

I Wish they would ask which you want before install: I already have better wireless, and the Arris ones don't let you disable theirs :confused:

Thank you for the pointer - perhaps a swap is in order.

David Barak

In this particular case "C4 CMTSes" is the important bit of that update. The CMTS is what your modem connects to on the other end. You might be connected to a different type of CMTS which doesn't support or isn't configured for IPv6. You wouldn't be able to know that without contacting someone with a good knowledge of the network at Comcast though.

It could be as you say, that the modem only supports it when wireless is disabled and that is the only thing stopping it from working for you. If that was the case I would ask for a different modem, or go buy a modem that you think will work.