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IPv6 with Hitron

Question asked by mjducharme on Aug 25, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 28, 2018 by corbin

Hello Shaw support,

I have a Hitron modem in bridge mode. I am an IT professional and need IPv6 connectivity due to my particular line of work (as a network engineer), and currently get that through a tunnel. However, probably due to the jitter introduced by the Hitron, the tunnel limits my IPv6 throughput to around 10 or 20 Mbps and so I never really get to use my 150Mbps since my systems default to IPv6.


I understand if the Hitron device has not been tested for routing with IPv6, but is it possible to enable IPv6 in bridged mode on my account? I would really like to be able to use the 150Mbps that I am paying for on a monthly basis. I just upgraded to the Hitron modem early this year, before the Arris was available, and had to verbally sign a new contract.


Perhaps this is not an option in your existing provisioning system, but it would be nice (assuming you are not going to be deploying IPv6 to the Hitron modems globally in routed mode anytime soon) to have IPv6 enabled when using the device in bridge mode. I am not going to need any support for it - I understand how to configure DHCPv6-PD client, since I work for an ISP that offers IPv6 to residential users.