AT&T UVERSE Native IPv6, a HOWTO
ml at kenweb.org
Sat Nov 23 07:13:20 UTC 2013
On 11/23/2013 1:22 AM, Andrew D Kirch 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 (192.168.1.254) 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:
> 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::
> 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.
Are you actually getting a /60 in your IPv6 pool in routerOS?
I haven't seen it work and Comcast claims a /60 via DHCP-PD is available
# nov/23/2013 07:09:08 by RouterOS 6.6
add address=2601:b:beXX:XXX::1 from-pool=comcastv6-pd
add add-default-route=yes interface=ether1-wan pool-name=comcastv6-pd
set [ find default=yes ] disabled=yes
add hop-limit=64 interface=ether2-master-local reachable-time=5m
[admin at MikroTik] /ipv6> pool print
Flags: D - dynamic
0 D comcastv6-pd
2601:b:beXX:XXX::/64 64 3d23h54m48s
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