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IPv6 on home routers and DSL/cable modems: FAIL

“When it comes to IPv6 support, consumer home networking gear
lags far behind other devices, like enterprise equipment and PC
operating systems. Most devices certified as IPv6-compliant by the
IPv6 Forum are full of implementation bugs, experts say.

“LAGGING: Cisco routers still don’t support IPv6

“Consumer electronics vendors have procrastinated in providing
IPv6 support for a long time, says Frank Bulk, who has been testing
devices for his job as technology and product development manager
for Premier Communications, an ISP serving northwestern Iowa. “Some
vendors point out that the ‘IPv6 CE router requirements’ IETF draft
is only now working through the final stages of the standards
process and that the Broadband Forum documents were completed only
a few months ago. But I’ve been working with the D-Link product
manager for the last five months. If one vendor can do an adequate
job of IPv6, why can’t its competitors?”


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