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Author Topic: BT infinity ipv6-pd with netgear router  (Read 764 times)

skyeci

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BT infinity ipv6-pd with netgear router
« on: April 14, 2017, 06:51:43 PM »

Just thought I would post my recent experience of helping a family member who signed up for infinity 2 recently. He wanted to use his own router and modem solution rather than the hub. Having bought a netgear router which promoted its ipv6 support it was found the stock netgear firmware did not support BT requirements to make IPV6 work.  Digging deeper a fork of ddwrt was installed allowing dhcp with prefix and the router now has a valid ipv6 address on the wan port.

I know its probably not that important at the moment but who knows in time when it might be needed. Perhaps there will be a number of 3rd party routers that wont support BT's ipv6-pd but as of now are perfectly fine for IPV4. I imagine there will be a number of users totally unaware of this possible future requirement. Further reading on netgear forums showed they are not bringing in a patch either.. lucky ddwrt was able to help this time. Router model being used R7800
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Re: BT infinity ipv6-pd with netgear router
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 08:55:04 PM »

Thank you for documenting your findings. At some time in the future, it may help others in that situation.
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skyeci

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Re: BT infinity ipv6-pd with netgear router
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 09:26:19 PM »

well I hope it helps. There seemed to be little information about it. I imagine there are loads of 3rd party routers being used purely on ipv4 at the moment.

Couple of screen shots might help along the way..

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Re: BT infinity ipv6-pd with netgear router
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 06:58:39 AM »

Router model being used R7800

I hope your family member is impressed by the wifi performance of the R7800, as its arguably the best amongst the high end routers. I have the R9000 which essentially has the same Qualcomm Atheros (QCA) 2.4 ghz and 5ghz radios as the R7800 and couldn't be happier. I have high hopes that my R9000 should be able to handle my soon-to-be-installed FTTPoD 330/30 connecton with ease  ;D
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