The internet’s next-generation protocol IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) is specially designed to replace the IPv4. The new IPv6 offers 128-bit addressing capability, improved IPv4’s routing, and network auto-configuration abilities. In spite of that, sometimes you need to disable IPv6 on your Windows 10 PC when it comes to privacy and connectivity.
The IP addresses supported by IPv6 include your hardware addresses, and that can be the biggest fear. Moreover, if your server enables IPv6 by default but your firewall does not then it also may effect on your secrecy. Therefore, you ought to turn off IPv6 in Win 10 by following below procedure. Don’t worry, as this change won’t impact your current system or its functions.
How to Disable IPv6 on Windows 10 PC
Step #1. Click the start button search for Control Panel. Click on that.
If you have setup multiple networks on your Win 10 computer, then you can follow above steps for each network. If you want to take a benefit of automatically disable or re-enable IPv6 or its other components, then visit K929852 Microsoft support page to get more information.
IPv6 also allows your computer and applications to detect and take advantage of IPv6-enabled network and services without needing of your move. While the IPv4 is still dominating the world, and we may see IPv6 in every system in next two years.
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This procedure may work for Windows 8.1, 8 or 7. If you have disabled IPv6 on a computer running Windows 10, 8.1, 8 or 7, then please share the exact reason behind it.