Balance 20 Incompatible with Comcast IPv6


#1

I just installed and configured a Peplink Balance 20. The firmware has been upgraded to version 7.0.1. IPv6 support has been enabled both in the router and on the PC. However, my PC failed Comcast’s IPv6 test. Please correct this bug.

For comparison, I have previously passed this IPv6 test using a consumer ASUS router and also passed it using a Zyxel firewall.


#2

Hi John. OK, please educate me here …
What advantage do you find in communicating with Comcast via IPv6?
Is Comcast unwilling to provide you service via IPv4?
Are there some destinations you need to reach that are v6 only?

Not so sure I’d call it a bug. The folks at Peplink have a steady track record of rolling out new features and correcting issues users have found and reported here.

Just curious …


#3

What advantage do you find in communicating with Comcast via IPv6? As IPv4 addresses are exhausted, I do not wish to run into problems connecting to important resources. I need to be prepared for the inevitable.

Is Comcast unwilling to provide you service via IPv4? No.

Are there some destinations you need to reach that are v6 only? Not at this time, but that will change due to IPv4 address exhaustion.


#4

Hi. Yes. The “short supply” of IPv4 addresses has been well documented – and is a fact. However, Comcast has a ton of 'em. Certainly, we all need to “think IPv6.”

But, I would not use the term “bug,” as you did, to describe Peplink device capabilities vis-a-vis IPv6. I strongly suspect the folks at Pepwave are not unaware of the “v6 issue.” However, as you can see here on the forum, there is a veritable cacophony of requests for improvements, capabilities, fixes, etc. Some of these are really important and are heard over and over. (If you have not browsed the forum, you may want to so so. There are some really smart and involved users, partners, consultants, etc who are very in touch with where “the rubber meets the road.” :smile:

My experience is that, in the main, the Peplink folks will “get to” these matters and most of these will be addressed in time. These are products that get better with each FW release. Really, they do. If I had to vote for (1) v6 capability right away or (2) any of the variety of “needed now” capabilities, I’d go for the latter. It’s not that v6 is unimportant – far from it. But, given finite resources, I’d want to see features/“stuff” that makes a difference n-o-w.

So, respectfully, I’d suggest … stand by. I’d venture that “v6” is on Peplink’s roadmap. It has to be. But, it’s not a bug.