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Cisco / Linksys leave their current customers behind

Based on the Home Router page on the Cisco website (http://home.cisco.com/enus/ipv6), millions (perhaps tens of millions) of routers will need to be replaced. The sad part is that Cisco has had working versions of IPv6 code on many of their older lines of products for at least three years, but has not released it, presumably because they figured they could force the consumer to churn the product.

Sadly, Cisco has not been listening to their own customers’ demands for IPv6 on their routers since 2005.[1]

These references can also be found on Cisco’s own forums – in some cases going back to 2007.[2]

I have two questions for Cisco at this point. Can Cisco still be considered a trusted name in consumer products? And as the code you withheld will            force perhaps tens of millions of routers to go to the trash dump, who is going to pay for the early demise of these routers?”

Users that want to get a few more years out of that ‘old Cisco router’ and are willing to spend an afternoon on it, can load dd-wrt to enable IPv6.        (www.ddwrt.com/)

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  1. unquietwiki
    May 31, 2012 at 22:30

    Wanted to make sure people knew about OpenWRT as an option for router reflashing. It won’t work on any of the Linksys units that use less than 4MB of flash, but its definitely more versatile.

    https://openwrt.org/

    • June 1, 2012 at 01:45

      unquietwiki, I agree I have been converting WRT54G routers for some time to OpenWrt. Due the the slow adoption speed of my ISP, I have been forced to using he.net tunnels. Thank you for the post.

    • April 25, 2013 at 00:40

      Great feedback!

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