IPv6 refers to a set of protocols. It is used on the global network to exchange information and is by default included in new versions of Windows. More often this protocol does not interfere with operation. However, sometimes problems arise (for example, the sound disappears during calls), and then a decision is made to disable IPv6 on the computer.
Let's see how this is done on three popular versions of Windows.
You can open the network interface properties and uncheck the IPv6 mark. However, the developers of the operating system are not advised to do so. Because programs that use interface tunneling with loopback may not work correctly.
It is recommended to disable the protocol using the registry. The following steps must be completed.
The registry editor window opens, divided into two parts.
Do not be alarmed if, after booting the computer, you see that the IPv6 checkmark is still in the properties of the network interface. You did everything right and the protocol is disabled. You can verify this by running ipconfig –all. This command will display the IPv4 address.
Now we’ll look at how to disable IPv6 on Windows 8. Here we show you 3 ways.
Then everything is the same.
We click on the magnifying glass icon and we see the following picture on the screen.
Click on the “Control Panel” and open it. The same panel can be called up via the Win + R key combination and by typing in the Control Panel line.
In the "Control Panel" window, select "Network and Internet."
In the next window - "Network and Sharing Center"
Next - the wireless network (Ethernet) / Properties / uncheck IPv6 and click OK.
In the next window, click on "Network and Sharing Centre".
In the window, we already opened select “Change adapter settings” on the left menu list.
Next - as in the previous method.
Click "OK" and restart the computer.
Finally, we’ll figure out how to disable IPv6 on Windows 10. In principle, there is no serious difference from the “seven” and the “eight”. Almost everything is similar. Disabling IPv6 Windows 10 involves the following steps:
The further process is the same as on Win-8.
After all the manipulations associated with disabling the protocol, the computer must be restarted. Also, you can read detailed instructions for configuring up a proxy on Windows 10.
We hope that this article will help our readers to easily disable IPv6, and you will succeed the first time!