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BMike
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Bridge mode and IPv6

My first question is if I can have my SMCD3G put into bridge mode. Also, if sometime in the future, can it be switched back if necessary? I don't think you can view the power levels in such in that mode

 

 

My second question is how can I get IPv6 enabled? I see that there are options for it in the gateway's settings. I looked around, and is this: http://www.comcast6.net/index.php/commercial-broadband-ipv6-form still active?

Community Manager
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Re: Bridge mode and IPv6

Welcome BMike.  Thank you for the inquiry. Bridge mode can be enabled on the SMCD3G and disabled at a later date.  However Comcast does not recommend changing the functionally of the SMCD3G from Router/Gateway to modem only.

For Comcast Business customers the IPv6 trial is set to begin shortly. Here is a Link to the latest update on the trail.  Also

for IPv6 info check the Comcast IPv6 page.  Let me know if you need additional assistance.

 

Thank You

 

merc
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Re: Bridge mode and IPv6

>However Comcast does not recommend changing the functionally of the SMCD3G from Router/Gateway to modem only.

 

Can i ask why this is not recommended?

Reason i ask - I need wireless, I assumed most people who also need wireless are either replacing their SMC or switching it to bridge mode (modem only)?

 

 

Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Bridge mode and IPv6

Welcome merc.  Thank you for the post.  While it is always possible to place the router/gateways in true bridge mode per customer's request, true bridge mode eliminates the the networking and routing capabilities and the device becomes a standalone modem.  Comcast does provide a short list of standalone modems,  click here for list. With the SMC in router/gateway mode it is still possible to network a wireless router and build your wireless behind the SMC.

 

 

 

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