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IPv6 on home routers and DSL/cable modems: FAIL

Mar 06, 2011, 15:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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.

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"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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