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    Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows

    Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows

    How to Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10
    Published by Category: Network & Sharing
    28 Aug 2018
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    How to Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10


    The Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is a new suite of standard protocols for the network layer of the Internet. IPv6 is designed to solve many of the problems of the current version of the Internet Protocol suite (known as IPv4) with regard to address depletion, security, auto-configuration, extensibility, and so on. IPv6 expands the capabilities of the Internet to enable new kinds of applications, including peer-to-peer and mobile applications.

    IPv6 is enabled by default in Windows, but sometimes you find that you may need to disable IPv6. For example, when you join your PC to a domain.

    See also: Guidance for configuring IPv6 in Windows for advanced users - Microsoft Support

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) for all or specific network adapters in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable IPv6.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: To Enable or Disable IPv6 or its Components using Microsoft Easy Fix Wizard
    • Option Two: To Enable or Disable IPv6 in Network Adapter Properties
    • Option Three: To Enable IPv6 for Specific Network Adapter in PowerShell
    • Option Four: To Enable IPv6 for All Network Adapters in PowerShell
    • Option Five: To Disable IPv6 for Specific Network Adapter in PowerShell
    • Option Six: To Disable IPv6 for All Network Adapters in PowerShell





    Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows OPTION ONE Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows
    To Enable or Disable IPv6 or its Components using Microsoft Easy Fix Wizard


    This option can be used in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.





    Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows OPTION TWO Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows
    To Enable or Disable IPv6 in Network Adapter Properties


    This option can be used in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Network and Sharing Center icon.

    2. Click/tap on the Change adapter settings link on the left side, and close the Network and Sharing Center if you like. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Right click or press and hold on the network adapter (ex: "Wi-Fi") you want, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Check (enable) or uncheck (disable) the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) box for what you want to do, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    5. When finished, you can close Network Connections if you like.






    Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows OPTION THREE Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows
    To Enable IPv6 for Specific Network Adapter in PowerShell


    This option can be used in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

    To see more information and usage options for the Enable-NetAdapterBinding command, see: Enable-NetAdapterBinding - Microsoft Windows IT Center

    1. Open an elevated PowerShell.

    2. Enter the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter to see the current status of IPv6 for all network adapters. Make note of the network adapter name (ex: "Wi-Fi") you want to enable IPv6 for. (see screenshot below)

    Get-NetAdapterBinding -ComponentID ms_tcpip6

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    3. Enter the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Enable-NetAdapterBinding -Name "Adapter Name" -ComponentID ms_tcpip6

    Substitute Adapter Name in the command above with the actual network adapter name (ex: "Wi-Fi") from step 2 you want to enable IPv6 for.

    For example: Enable-NetAdapterBinding -Name "Wi-Fi" -ComponentID ms_tcpip6

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    4. When finished, you can close the elevated PowerShell if you like.






    Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows OPTION FOUR Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows
    To Enable IPv6 for All Network Adapters in PowerShell


    This option can be used in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

    To see more information and usage options for the Enable-NetAdapterBinding command, see: Enable-NetAdapterBinding - Microsoft Windows IT Center

    1. Open an elevated PowerShell.

    2. Enter the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Enable-NetAdapterBinding -Name "*" -ComponentID ms_tcpip6

    3. When finished, you can close the elevated PowerShell if you like.

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    Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows OPTION FIVE Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows
    To Disable IPv6 for Specific Network Adapter in PowerShell


    This option can be used in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

    To see more information and usage options for the Disable-NetAdapterBinding command, see: Disable-NetAdapterBinding - Microsoft Windows IT Center

    1. Open an elevated PowerShell.

    2. Enter the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter to see the current status of IPv6 for all network adapters. Make note of the network adapter name (ex: "Wi-Fi") you want to disable IPv6 for. (see screenshot below)

    Get-NetAdapterBinding -ComponentID ms_tcpip6

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    3. Enter the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Disable-NetAdapterBinding -Name "Adapter Name" -ComponentID ms_tcpip6

    Substitute Adapter Name in the command above with the actual network adapter name (ex: "Wi-Fi") from step 2 you want to disable IPv6 for.

    For example: Disable-NetAdapterBinding -Name "Wi-Fi" -ComponentID ms_tcpip6

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    4. When finished, you can close the elevated PowerShell if you like.






    Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows OPTION SIX Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows
    To Disable IPv6 for All Network Adapters in PowerShell


    This option can be used in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

    To see more information and usage options for the Disable-NetAdapterBinding command, see: Disable-NetAdapterBinding - Microsoft Windows IT Center

    1. Open an elevated PowerShell.

    2. Enter the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Disable-NetAdapterBinding -Name "*" -ComponentID ms_tcpip6

    3. When finished, you can close the elevated PowerShell if you like.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    07 Oct 2018 #1

    Thank You [I don't find this button]

    exist somehow a way to CHECK if ipv6 is enabled or not ?

    c
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       07 Oct 2018 #2

    oneLess said: View Post
    Thank You [I don't find this button]

    exist somehow a way to CHECK if ipv6 is enabled or not ?

    c

    Hello @oneLess,

    You could use the command in step 2 of either Option 3 or 5, and see if says "True" or "False" under the "Enabled" column for IPv6.
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