Internet Protocol Version 6

IPv6 was designed to overcome the limited address ranges in IPv4.

Disabling IPv6 on Windows

If you wish to disable IPv6 on windows -

  1. From the Start Menu - Select Control Panels - Network and Sharing Center (view by icon, not category)
  2. On the left side click Change Adapter Settings - Right Click on the connection you wish to disable it on - select Properties.
  3. Uncheck the box labeled Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)
  4. Click OK

Disabling IPv6 on Mac OS X

If you wish to disable IPv6 on the Macintosh operating system:

  1. Go to the Apple Menu and select System Preferences
  2. Click on Network
  3. Unlock the Network System Preference if it is locked. This can be done by clicking the lock icon in the lower left of the window
  4. Click on the network connection you are using to connect to the internet. This is typically labeled Ethernet or Airport
  5. Click on the Advanced button on the right side of the window
  6. Click the TCP/IP tab at the top of the window if it is not already selected
  7. Under the Configure IPv6 option select Off
  8. Click OK
  9. Click Apply and close the System Preferences