Okay Linksys E-Series router owners, we had some new firmware upgrades to
our popular E-Series products including: E1500, E2500, E3200 and E4200.
The IPV6 support will help your router work correctly when service providers
migrate their networks over to the new Internet protocol. Downloading this
firmware will make sure your router supports their networks. Also if you
download the new firmware your router can automatically detect if there is
IPv6 traffic on the Internet port. If there is, it will be able to route
that data between the Internet and the user’s local computers. Cool uh?!
If you haven’t downloaded the new firmware yet – check out what we’ve added,
enhanced and some of the things we fixed: Yea – it’s Linksys being committed
to giving you the best experience possible!
Linksys E4200 – Maximum Performance Dual Band Wireless-N Router
Last Release Date: Sept 28, 2011
Last Firmware version: 1.0.03 (build 14)
- Added supports of Native IPv6 over PPPoE Internet connection when only keep alive option is selected.
- Added supports of Native IPv6 on guest network if there are more than two available IPv6 subnets
- Added supports of Native IPv6 on Parental Control
- Added supports of 3TB Hard drive with NTFS and HFS+ format
- Improved firmware upgrade stability
- Improved IPv6 WAN performance
- Fixed media server unstable issue
- Fixed Cisco LED flashing issue
- Fixed some minor bugs
- DLNA certified
- UPnP certified
- This build is certified with the IPv6 Ready Logo Phase-2 (Gold).
To download the firmware go Read More »
Tags: IPv6, Linksys, wireless router
By Daniel Howard, CTO and SVP, Engineering of SCTE
As you know, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) continues to strive to provide new and unique ways to both train and challenge the cable workforce and our members. Through our Chapters, we have been holding a very successful Olympic-style challenge for field-level employees that includes both hands-on skill assessments and knowledge-based contests, and this continues to be a big hit with our members and the industry. But one thing I kept hearing in meetings with cable executives, managers and at SCTE chapters was the need for SCTE to provide resources and involvement opportunities for the IP engineers and computer scientists in our workforce who manage an increasingly larger portion of the overall network.
I’m therefore proud and excited to announce the new SCTE IP Challenge that we developed in partnership with Cisco as a response to this need. This new interactive event was created to drive awareness of the importance of foundational IP knowledge among the cable workforce, and it is designed to promote the benefits of IP expertise in the cable industry, as well as leverage thought leadership around IPv6 in particular. Read More »
Tags: cable, Cisco, daniel howard, ip challenge, ipv4, IPv6, QoS, routing, scte, security, Service Provider, society of cable telecommunications engineers
MPLS 2011 Conference in Washington D.C., is two weeks away; and we can anticipate a dynamic venue that commences with a Cloud Architecture tutorial to be presented by my Cisco colleagues Azhar Sayeed and Kapil Bakshi on Sunday October 16.
Monday, October 17
Cisco’s Clarence FilsFils will present Data Center Interconnect: Multi-Homing, Resiliency and Mobility; to be followed in the afternoon by my presentation on SP Cloud Computing: Services, Architecture and Standards Considerations and Cisco’s John Evan’s presentation on Application and Service Aware IP/MPLS Networking.
To end the day, I will chair a panel on the Role of MPLS and Ethernet Network Technologies as Enablers to Cloud Computing with the participation of outstanding individuals in the industry such as:
- SERGEI GERASIMTCHOUK, Facebook
- SCOTT WHYTE, Google
- VIJAY GILL, Microsoft
- GUENTER HONISCH, Deutsche Telekom
- ASHWIN GUMASTE, IIT
- NING SO, Verizon Read More »
Tags: cloud, data center, IPv6, mpls, Service Provider
Observe Cisco medianet in action as you tour Interop's network with conference engineers.
Today was the first day of Interop 2011 in Javits Center in New York City! The event runs until Friday, Oct. 7, with a full schedule. The show floor is open on Wednesday and Thursday with the Cisco booth highlighting a number of medianet technologies.
Performance monitor, which allows for the analysis of voice/video/data traffic on Catalyst 3000 series switches and ISRs (today) just via a software upgrade, will be shown. Additionally, the medianet booth will have a demonstration setup where the Catalyst 3000, using the IPSLA video operations feature, generates synthetic video traffic that stresses the network in the same way as a variety of video endpoints. In keeping with the IPv6 theme of Interop this year we’ll also have IPv6-enabled video endpoints. In fact, we’ll be showing IPv6 to IPv4 interoperability. Stop by and say hi! Read More »
Tags: Cisco prime collaboration manager, interop, IPSLA VO, IPv6, medianet, mediatrace, performance monitor
This is the second section of our two part interview with Brent Cobb, Cbeyond’s Chief Revenue and Customer Officer. The first part is located here.
How will IPv6 Transition affect your customers?
Cbeyond has been watching IPv6 unfold since the late 90s. Today the company is in the implementation phase of its transition to support IPv6, and we’ve chosen Cisco’s Carrier Grade v6 (CGv6) implementation as its solution. To us IPv6 will impact how the plumbing of the Internet works – but we try to take the really sophisticated technology of operating a network and applications out of the discussion and service delivery to the small business into the discussion. The majority won’t be impacted directly by IPv6 because Cbeyond will make changes within our network, within our data centers, and within our application environment so our customers don’t have to understand the difference between v4 and v6. It will be transparent to our customers because we’ll handle the complexity.
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Tags: Brent Cobb, Cbeyond, cgv6, Cisco, cloud, datacenter, IPv6, server, Service Provider, voip