Mehmet Akcin mehmet at
Sat Nov 23 06:25:14 UTC 2013

Yay! Thank you very much. 

You should write up something to their support forums!


> On Nov 22, 2013, at 22:22, Andrew D Kirch <trelane at> wrote:
> Special thanks to Alexander from AT&T's "Tier-2" dept, though my suspicion is that that is not where he works, as he seems exceptionally clueful.
> Additional thanks to Owen DeLong who finally got me off my ass to actually do this, I'll see you in the sky!
> Ok, is this core routing? not really, but it's nice to see a major clue injection over at AT&T Uverse.  I'm using this to document the MASSIVE bureaucratic PITA which is getting native IPv6 on uverse.  You'll start from the default service on a 2wire "modem" (for values of modem that equate to profanity).  If you have the Motorola NVG589, count yourself lucky and skip most of these steps.
> Abandon all hope ye who enter here....
> Step 1: contact AT&T Uverse support and complain that you need IPv6 (because we all need it, I in fact do for work).
> Step 2: general confusion as the level 1 droid doesn't know what IPv6 is, politely request to be transferred to tier 2
> step 3: you will be told that tier 2 is a paid service, invoke the almighty FCC and ask to speak with a supervisor, expect a long hold here.
> step 4: you arrive at tier 2, mention that IPv6 won't work on your 2wire and that AT&T has broken your protocol 41 tunnel with <insert tunnel broker here, usually HE>
> step 5: you'll need to get your 2wire replaced with a Motorola NVG589.  Again you will be threatened with a cost to upgrade, mine was waived due to the work requirement.  I'd guess some additional complaining and escalation will get this fee waived.  My recollection was it was $100.  The new modem is good news for quite a few reasons, the 2wire sucks, the Motorola sucks significantly less, and has a built in battery backup, but mine lacked the battery.
> step 6: you'll receive the motorola by mail, or have a tech install it, they actually had a tech in my area and I had an AT&T tech at my door in less than 20 minutes from when I got off the phone with tier-2 (I about died from the shock).
> step 7: configure the motorola ( for passthrough, DHCPS-dynamic, disable the firewall, the "advanced" firewall, hpna, wireless, etc.
> Step 8: reboot to push the public IP to your real router.
> step 9: head over to the Motorola's home network tab, and in the status window you'll see:
>   IPv6
> Status    Available
> Global IPv6 Address    2602:306:cddd:xxxx::1/64
> Link-local IPv6 Address    fe80::923e:abff:xxxx:7e40
> Router Advertisement Prefix    2602:306:cddd:xxxx::/64
> IPV6 Delegated LAN Prefix    2602:306:cddd:xxxx::
> 2602:306:cddd:xxxx::
> In reality additional poking leads me to believe AT&T gives you a rather generous /60, but how to use it?
> step 10: set up dhcpv6, example for mikrotik follows (but should be easily convertible to nearly any router):
> /ipv6> export
> # dec/31/2001 20:26:03 by RouterOS 6.6
> # software id = 5F2Y-X73L
> #
> /ipv6 address
> add address=2602:306:cddd:xxxx::1 from-pool=AT&T interface=bridge1
> /ipv6 dhcp-client
> add add-default-route=yes interface=ether10 pool-name=AT&T
> I hope that this is of help to someone.
> Andrew

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