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IPv6 CPE Survey - Updated (September 2010)

Mirjam Kühne — Sep 2010
Based on new information we received since the last publication, we updated the IPv6 CPE matrix. See the new version below.


The latest version of the IPv6 CPE survey and matrix can be found here: IPv6 CPE Surveys


Recent Updates to the IPv6 CPE Matrix

AVM: SIXXS has been confirmed by users.

D-LINK: D-Link was added to the list during the last update in July 2010. In the meantime we received feedback from users regarding some of the listed functionality.


IPv6 Survey Matrix Values

The matrix below lists the features and various models of CPE on which we have information. The status fields can have five different values:

Unknown ( - ):

Neither the vendor nor the community can confirm the feature is present.  


Vendor or testing confirms the feature is not supported.

Claimed by vendor:

The vendor has confirmed the feature is present. However, we haven’t heard any reports from the community confirming whether it actually works and we haven’t been able to test it ourselves. 


Feedback from the community or test results indicate the feature is there but not working. 


Feedback from the community or test results indicate the feature is showing irregular behavior or is not working as expected.


Based on community feedback and testing we can confirm the feature is there and working as expected.


AVM (FRITZ!Box) Draytek Zyxel Juniper (ScreenOS) Juniper (JUNOS) Cisco D-Link
Hardware version required 7270, 7570 Vigor 2130 series, vigor 120 All models released in 2010 All All Most SOHO boxes  Most new boxes
Minimum software level required "Labor" only 2130:v1.3.0 120:v3.2.4.3 Per model, check vendor 6.1 10.2 12.4T or 15  see notes
Status Beta General deployment Beta General deployment Early deployment General deployment  General deployment

WAN layer 2  
Docsis 3.0 vendor no no no no -  -
ADSL 2+ confirmed 120 only vendor confirmed confirmed confirmed  no
VDSL confirmed no vendor no vendor -  no
Ethernet confirmed vendor vendor confirmed confirmed confirmed confirmed
FTTx - vendor vendor no no -  no
WAN Layer 3  
PPPoA confirmed no vendor no vendor confirmed  no
PPPoE confirmed confirmed vendor confirmed confirmed confirmed  vendor
RFC1483/bridge vendor no vendor no no vendor  no
RFC1483/routed - - vendor vendor vendor vendor  no
Plain IP - vendor vendor confirmed confirmed confirmed  no
WAN address acquiring  
PPP link local only (unnumbred) confirmed confirmed vendor confirmed confirmed confirmed confirmed
SLAAC confirmed vendor vendor vendor vendor confirmed confirmed
DHCPv6 IA_NA - vendor vendor vendor vendor vendor  vendor
DHCPv6 IA_PD confirmed confirmed vendor no no confirmed confirmed
Manual addressing on LAN interface no - - confirmed confirmed confirmed confirmed
SLAAC confirmed confirmed vendor confirmed confirmed confirmed confirmed
DHCPv6 server no vendor vendor vendor vendor vendor  vendor
DHCPv6 prefix delegation no - - - - vendor  -
Static routing towards LAN no confirmed - - - confirmed  development
Configurable buggy confirmed vendor confirmed confirmed confirmed  development
Default setting on on on on on off  off
DNS resolving  
WAN RFC5006 - no - no no -  -
WAN DHCP confirmed confirmed no - - -  buggy
LAN RFC5006 confirmed no - no no -  see notes
LAN DHCP confirmed - - - - -  -
Configurable no - - - - confirmed  -
6in4 - vendor vendor vendor no confirmed  confirmed
6to4 confirmed no vendor vendor no vendor confirmed
Teredo - no no no no -  vendor


no no no no -  no
6RD - no no no no -  vendor
WebGUI buggy confirmed vendor confirmed no confirmed  confirmed
Telnet no confirmed vendor confirmed confirmed confirmed  no
SSH no confirmed vendor confirmed confirmed confirmed  no
SNMP no vendor vendor vendor no confirmed  see notes
TR69 vendor vendor vendor no no -  see notes
Routing protocols no no RIP announced most most most  no


We advise you to always use the latest software. Please also note that the information in this article is just a snapshot of the current status and what might work for others may not work for you.



This is ongoing work coordinated by Marco Hogewoning, Co-chair of the RIPE IPv6 WG. If you have any additional information about the equipment listed in the matrix, please do not hesitate to contact us at labs _at_ ripe _dot_ net . You can also leave comments directly under the article.

Please also note the comments posted under the earlier articles:


Anonymous says:
15 Sep, 2010 04:12 PM

why not considering also the ISATAP tunnel ?

For example Cisco also ISATAP tunnel protocol is available:[…]uide_Chapter.html#wp1056264

Anonymous says:
15 Sep, 2010 04:25 PM
As upto now I haven't come across either demand or a vendor offering it. Trying to avoid to list something where it only says 'no' for all listed models. If people would like to see ISATAP there please say so, and als please provide feedback on which models support it.
Anonymous says:
15 Sep, 2010 04:41 PM
Maybe I've not understand the IPv6 CPE Survey "technical merit" but as its' IPv6 centric I think the tunnels transition mechanism support is important (maybe only for me).

Anonymous says:
13 Oct, 2010 11:58 AM

Most networks who begin a v6 rollout today do not want to use Tunnels and other transition technologies, as this means that they will be forced to do another rollout onto Native connectivity in the future. Tunnels are less relevant every day. I would rather vendors worked on native support than tunnels.

Anonymous says:
15 Sep, 2010 04:35 PM

why not considering all the tunnels transition mechanism (6in4/6to4/Teredo/SIXXS/ISATAP/6RD/AYIYA/L2TP/TSP-UDPv6/GRE-IPv4/GRE-CLNS/...) ?
Anonymous says:
15 Sep, 2010 05:10 PM
See the above comment, don't want the list to grow to big. And it only makes sense to add things which are actually deployed and for which we receive feedback from users.

Also I keep scope limited to IPv6
Anonymous says:
15 Sep, 2010 07:21 PM
I am missing the AVM (FRITZ!Box) 7270, 7340, and 7390.
Anonymous says:
16 Sep, 2010 12:29 AM
AVM is the very first column.
Anonymous says:
16 Sep, 2010 10:09 AM
Last month we got the opportunity to test the first Zyxel (2812) CPE device with a IPv6 stack onboard. According to the supplier this is the one and only device from Zyxel with IPv6 and it's still in a very early Beta phase. Something we definitely can confirm.
According to the table, Zyxel confirms a lot of present features, but my findings are completely different :

- PPPoA : not available
- PPPoE : not available
- RFC1483/bridge : confirmed working
- RFC1483/routed : confirmed working
- PPP Link local only (unnumbered) : no PPP support
- Manual addressing on LAN : not available
- SLAAC on LAN : confirmed working
- DHCPv6 server : present, but no settings available (?!?!)
- Static routing : not available
- Firewall : not available (!)
- Tunnels : none available
- WebGUI : confirmed working
- Routing protocols : not available (no RIP also!)

So reading all the vendor confirmed features in the table is quite misleading unfortunately. Good thing is that Zyxel is now really working on IPv6!
Anonymous says:
17 Sep, 2010 01:49 PM
That why there is a status 'vendor confirmed' in the first place. Unfortunately there sometimes is a difference between what the vendor claims and what it really is :(
Anonymous says:
31 Oct, 2010 12:14 AM
Another aspect I'm checking with each of these is the handing out of IPv6 DNS servers and host suffix:
a) whether they can obtain them via stateful DHCPv6, stateless DHCPv6, and RFC5006 on the WAN interface
b) whether they can hand them out via stateful, stateless DHCPv6, and RFC5006 on the WAN interface

It's not clear to me why vendors wouldn't support them all -- this early in the game, it's better to support every configuration, and as implementation approaches and operations mature, perhaps then scale back the default set of options.
Anonymous says:
31 Oct, 2010 12:15 AM

(b) should have said 'LAN'
Anonymous says:
26 Sep, 2010 10:31 AM
We are using Zyxel 2812 for our FTTH users, but see IPv6 is still in early stages of development. Does anybody know/use 6RD as a deployment mechanism and if yes, which CPE does comply? I have never tried the D-Link CPE.

Looks to me all ISP's are inventing a lot of wheels here. Is there any way to collaborate?
Anonymous says:
27 Sep, 2010 10:04 AM
Hi Stefan, Thanks for the info. I think discussing it on RIPE Labs and possibly on the RIPE IPv6 WG mailing list and the RIPE Meeting is exactly the right way to collaborate with other operators. Mirjam
Anonymous says:
07 Oct, 2010 09:38 AM
Just noticed the great list. There are 2 other CPE ADSL routers with IPv6 that have been released in Australia. Not sure of the availability in Europe but they do ship internationally.
Billion BiPAC 7800nl and the NetComm NB6Plus4
Anonymous says:
07 Oct, 2010 08:26 PM
We'll look into them, if you happen to have a contact there it would be useful. Have them contact me or labs admin and we'll see wether it is useful to include them here
Anonymous says:
03 Nov, 2010 02:42 AM

I've been trying to find a nice ipv6 supporting CPE box myself and contacted Billion at, they say that the 7800N will support IPv6 in either Q4 2010 or latest Q1 2011. They will get in contact with me when it's ready, so i'll probably get one them and review it for the RIPE survey.
Anonymous says:
15 Oct, 2010 08:26 PM
Is it possible to have a stable URL that contains the latest version of the survey, with pointers to the older versions?
This way, I could have one link that would always point to the latest version.
Anonymous says:
18 Oct, 2010 11:10 AM
Hi chip,

Thanks for the suggestion. I have now created a page that lists all the versions of the survey and matrix (the most recent version will always be on top):

This is probably not exactly what you asked for, but it is close :-)

Anonymous says:
03 Nov, 2010 01:00 PM
I can confirm that 6rd works well on the AVM 7570.
Anonymous says:
07 Dec, 2010 11:26 PM
Is there a way to find out more about a vendor claimed support of a feature?

In this case I would like to know which model of D-Link CPE device claims to have 6RD support. I would be willing to go out and buy the device just to test it. I cannot find any information on any D-Link device claiming 6RD support.
Anonymous says:
08 Dec, 2010 11:08 AM
The easiest would be to contact the vendor, I'll poke around a bit as well to see if I can find out which version.
Anonymous says:
20 Dec, 2010 04:06 AM
The following Model/Firmware will support 6rd.

DIR652 Rev.A1 v1.03
DIR825 Rev.B1 v2.06
DIR615 Rev.Ex v5.12
DIR632 Rev.A1 v1.03
DIR601 Rev.A1 v1.03
DIR655 Rev.B1 v2.02
Anonymous says:
09 Aug, 2011 04:16 PM
DIR655 Rev.B1 v2.02
Anonymous says:
13 Jan, 2011 01:51 PM
For what it is worth, I confirm that the AVM Fritz!Box 7390 matches the listed 7270 and 7570 in every aspect WRT to IPv6. You may want to update your listing accordingly.

As to the bugginess of the GUI: apart from a few untranslated German text strings in the English language firmware, I have not yet come across any with the latest firmware (version 84.04.87, as of this writing). It also is accessible through telnet, although this is unsupported.
Anonymous says:
05 Feb, 2011 09:53 AM
Can you have a look at the Firebrick products 105, FB2500, FB2700 and FB6000 units which all claim to be IPv6 native. You can find with a Google search or use

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