How do I connect a CH6640E cable modem from Kabel Deutschland in bridge mode with a TP-Link WR842N V2.3 openwrt router running Chaos Calmer? I connected the wan port of the openwrt-router with the lan1-port of the cable modem, but I don't get access to Internet. What do I have to do?
Kabel Deutschland (a larger ISP in Germany) provides Internet connectivity through cable modems on standard cable television infrastructure. Thus a cable modem is provided by the provider. Without configuration change the DOCSIS-3 modem use DHCPv4 to provide IPv4 addresses (RFC 1918 addresses, NATed) and IPv6 SLAAC to hand out a /64 prefix. The later is the minimum which is required to fulfills the requirements. It do no allow me to group the network into routing areas (subnetting) - which is bad.
Kabel Deutschland provides a mode to switch the modem - and the infrastructure behind - into a so called bridge mode. The result is that a public IPv4 is replied for an DHCPv4 request but if you try DHCPv6 prefix delegation (DHCP-PD) I get an error that no IPv6 addresses are available