Question about 6to4

Martin List-Petersen martin at
Fri May 15 01:27:57 CEST 2009

Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> The problem is finding a cheap router costing under $40 that
> can be used on the end of a DSL line, and that speaks IPv6 and
> is supported from the manufacturer.  Right
> now what seems to be the popular route to go is the
> firmware but all the routers that are in that price range are
> 4MB flash and will only run the mini loads, not the mega loads
> (ie: Linksys WRT54GL, ASUS WL520GU, etc.) and getting IPv6 running
> in 4MB on those is a lot of configuration work that I can see
> is just waiting to crash and burn and create a support issue.

Correct. That's precisely the issue that every ISP, that currently wants
to deploy IPv6 to end-users is facing. I asked TP-Link at CeBit, when
IPv6 would be available in their routers. The answer was: We have no
plans !!

> Going with a better router like in the $80 range is fine for the
> small business customers but the residential people won't go for
> that unless they are the early adopter/experimenter types.  I
> really want to stay in the role of ISP providing the pipe, not
> ISP providing the pipe and fixing your $40 router :-(

So. We'll have to push the vendors to fix that gap and ask over and over
and over again for IPv6 support. Eventually, they will listen.

Or do it like, that has their own R&D, which also requires a
certain amount of funding.

Kind regards,
Martin List-Petersen
Airwire - Ag Nascadh Pobail an Iarthair
Phone: 091-865 968

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