We are still trying to get usable entry level DSL routers with IPv6.
The latest complication here, which really is baffling us, is that Comtrend have decided that they will deliberately disable IPv6 when using the router in PPPoA mode.
The chipset does IPv6, and is the same Broadcom chipset as used by billion. It is not an issue with memory size of anything like that as it will happily do IPv6 if using it in PPPoEoA mode. It looks very much like a deliberate and arbitrary policy decision by Comtrend.
We are trying to get an answer, and all they seem to be saying that there is no demand. That alone makes no sense. There is either no demand for IPv6 in which case why have it in the product at all, or no demand for PPPoA in which case don't have it in the product at all. Saying no demand for some specific combination of unrelated functions makes no sense.
This seems to be totally a marketing thing - and I know my view of marketing departments is a bit DIlbertesque, but this is total madness. As far as I can tell it is not even as if they are going to sell a higher priced product that does do both (which would be an admission that there is demand). So they are taking a no cost choice to disable a combination of unrelated functions for no logical reason just so they can make fewer sales.
Why would PPPoA users only want legacy Internet when PPPoEoA users want IPv6?
Someone please just sell us an entry level DSL router that does IPv6. How hard can it be?!?!?!
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