Accessibility Resource Center Skip to main content
Have a phone you love? Get up to $500 when you bring your phone.

Hey Verizon, Where Are My IPv6 Addresses?

Reply
simmonsjeffreya
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎04-23-2011

Hey Verizon, Where Are My IPv6 Addresses?

Message 1 of 6
(2,482 Views)

So, Verizon acted all gung-ho in their claims to be supporting World IPv6 Day.  Of course, the day has come, and is more than half-way over and they have yet to provide me with IPv6 addresses.  What I find even more funny is, the press release from today only claims that they are making certain websites available via IPv6, not making IPv6 connectivity available, as claimed in earlier releases.  What kind of company makes promises such as this, then when they can't deliver for some reason, decides to put out a new press release, making it sound as though that was all they planned the whole time.  More and more people lose respect for your company every time you do this, so why do you keep doing it?


So Verizon, WHERE are my IPv6 addresses?

 

I am starting to become extremely frustrated by all the promises we keep hearing from your company and then seeing you time and time again not deliver!

5 REPLIES 5
sbrudenell
Copper Contributor
Copper Contributor
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎06-07-2011

Re: Hey Verizon, Where Are My IPv6 Addresses?

Message 2 of 6
(2,463 Views)

the trouble's mainly with people's home routers. verizon could give you an ipv6 address today, but only your router would pick it up. your machine wouldn't get an address. this wouldn't really be a fair test of ipv6.

 

there is a protocol for giving your router a whole prefix of addresses to distribute among your machines, but almost nobody has implemented this protocol for routers -- not microsoft, not apple, not the linux community and not any major home router vendor, as far as i know. to the best of my knowledge, you'd need a fancy cisco device as your home router in order to distribute native ipv6 addresses in the designed, automated way.

 

comcast's ipv6 trials work by handing out specialized home routers to customers which do glorified 6to4.

 

ipv6 day isn't a test of native ipv6. the point of ipv6 day is so that forward-thinking content providers (google etc) can prove to all the other content providers that they can turn on ipv6 and the world won't explode, to try to generate some momentum.

 

if this makes you uneasy, you have understood the problem correctly. make no mistake, the world is still in the ipv6 stone age.

 

DougVZ
Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
Admin Emeritus
Posts: 399
Registered: ‎06-10-2010

Re: Hey Verizon, Where Are My IPv6 Addresses?

Message 3 of 6
(2,458 Views)
simmonsjeffreya
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎04-23-2011

Re: Hey Verizon, Where Are My IPv6 Addresses?

Message 4 of 6
(2,428 Views)

Yeah, I understand IPv6.  My complaint is that at first, Verizon made it sound like they were going to make IPv6 available for customers.  Now, it's apparent that's not the case.  And yes, I know most home routers can't handle IPv6, that's not my problem, I have a $2,500 Cisco router that can handle it.  I was looking forward to killing my tunnels and trying out native IPv6, but it seems that Verizon has let us down again.  Disappointed to say the least.

dslr595148
Platinum Contributor III Platinum Contributor III
Platinum Contributor III
Posts: 6,143
Registered: ‎09-24-2008

Re: Hey Verizon, Where Are My IPv6 Addresses?

Message 5 of 6
(2,360 Views)

@simmonsjeffreya wrote:

Yeah, I understand IPv6.  My complaint is that at first, Verizon made it sound like they were going to make IPv6 available for customers.  Now, it's apparent that's not the case.  And yes, I know most home routers can't handle IPv6, that's not my problem, I have a $2,500 Cisco router that can handle it.  I was looking forward to killing my tunnels and trying out native IPv6, but it seems that Verizon has let us down again.  Disappointed to say the least.


Since you mention IPv6 natively, I remember hearing/reading from grc.com -> Services -> Security Now! -> Episode #304 | 09 Jun 2011 | 86 min. Listener Feedback #119.

 

 


But the key is, for it to work, for IPv6 natively to work, every single piece of equipment, and there's a lot of it between any two IPv6 endpoints, has to know IPv6.

 

^^^

If you are the original poster (OP) and your issue is solved, please remember to click the "Solution?" button so that others can more easily find it. If anyone has been helpful to you, please show your appreciation by clicking the "Kudos" button.


 

rtischer8277
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-14-2011

Re: Hey Verizon, Where Are My IPv6 Addresses?

Message 6 of 6
(2,114 Views)

I can report that Cox Communications is no better. Their website suckered me into purchasing a new DOCSIS 3.0 modem which has IPv6 functionality. The website says that trials are being conducted in Northern Virginia where I live. I get all set up and call them up for my customer network IPv6 prefixes and no dice. They "haven't implimented IPv6 yet." Even if I wait around and get their service I have no indication how they are implementing the standard (you mentioned that ComCast did a fake with 6to4). These guys are all too cagey for me.

 

How-To Videos
 
The following videos were produced by users like you!
   
Videos are subject to the Verizon Fios Community Terms of Service and User Guidelines and contains content that is not created by Verizon.
Have a spare Fios-G1100?Learn how to bridge it into your network
Get Started


Covid19

Browse Categories
Categories:
Posts

Verizon Troubleshooters
Unable to find your answer here? Try searching Verizon Troubleshooters for more options.
Modal Dialogue Title