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IPv6 for Residential Customers

IPv6 for Residential Customers

Contributor Xianoth
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-13-2017
Message 1 of 37

I am inquiring to Verizon as to when IPv6 will be available for residential use.


Contrary to popular belief, there are people out here in residential land that use IPv6 on a daily basis. In my case, I have 3 Xbox One machines for a variety of games and opening ports and port forwarding is a nightmare with no guarentee of success,  UPNP works but is taxed.  My previous internet supplier, they who shall not be named, has IPv6 and once I applied that to my LAN, all problems disappeared and everything just worked.


I would like to know what can be done to enable IPv6 fully for my service. My router already supports is and I have enabled IPv6 to work.  Just waiting on FIOS. 

Please provide an ETA.

Thank you.

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Silver Contributor V
Posts: 403
Registered: ‎07-29-2015
Message 2 of 37

This is something that us as consumers will still be left in the dark about. Verizon, for whatevever their reasoning, absolutely refuses to talk to its customers about any ETA for deployment of IPv6. 


There has been no word on any ETA any time soon. This has been discussed for years now, still with no official response from Verizon. 


Pretty sad when my neighbor's Comcrap connection even has v6, granted his service is only online 20% of the time Smiley Tongue


If your like me and don't want to wait for Verizon to play catchup, I'd strongly suggest setting up services with a tunnelbroker such as Hurricane Electric's https://tunnelbroker.net/ service. I use this with my pFsense router over my FiOS connection, and I'm quite happy with it (been using it for almost 2 years, no problem). Latency to Hurricane Electric's servers seems next to unnoticeable, and best of all, the addresses are static!! 


Depending on what router you choose to go with (your average off the shelf consumer router most likely cannot use the tunnel), do a quick google search and I'm sure you'll find many tutorials on setting up a tunnel to Hurricane Electric. 


Otherwise, we just have to wait in silence until Verizon gives an announcement. 

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Contributor Xianoth
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-14-2017
Message 3 of 37

There is an actual choice??  Thank you VERY much! I will look into this and see what I can do.

Contributor pasques
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-31-2016
Message 4 of 37

"2 years, no problem" - then you've been very very lucky. There are several streaming services that will purposely block hurricane electric because HE can be used as a proxy and disguise your country of origin. That's actually one of the top reasons we need IPv6 for residential. I have HE set up and I have to turn off my IPv6 to watch Netflix. Either that or spend hours trying to configure my router to block netflix on IPv6.

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Silver Contributor V
Posts: 403
Registered: ‎07-29-2015
Message 5 of 37

I actually never knew about Netflix blocking HE, thank you for that info! I don't use Netflix personally so I couldn't tell. Have you had isssues anywhere else with HE's tunnel? 

Contributor pchc_lx
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-18-2016
Message 6 of 37

+1 for this.  Would love to see IPv6 implemented, Verizon.

Contributor AllenEllis
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-07-2017
Message 7 of 37

+1, please Verizon, what are the plans for rollout? Why has this taken so long?

Contributor nacnud
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-10-2017
Message 8 of 37

Holy crap.  I guess no one from Verizon FiOS is ever going to answer this??


Sure be nice to use IPv6 without Netflix blocking me...  Comcast has had Ipv6 for residential users for over 5 years.  What on earth are you waiting for?  IPv10???




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Platinum Contributor III
Posts: 7,747
Registered: ‎11-04-2008
Message 9 of 37

This is a peer to peer support forum.

Verizon doesn't post responses.

If a forum member gives an answer you like, give them the Kudos they deserve. If a member gives you the answer to your question, mark the answer as Accepted Solution so others can see the solution to the problem.
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Platinum Contributor III
Posts: 7,379
Registered: ‎12-15-2010
Message 10 of 37

We all continue to wait, years after Verizon started to talk about it in their help pages.

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