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how can i enable ipv6 on my computer

May 6, 2011 at 09:07:09
Specs: Windows 7

I want to set up a home network but need to enable ipv6 to do it. Using windows 7 and ipv6 is ticked but does`nt seem to be enabled? Right clicking network connections and properties does`nt help at all.

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#1
May 6, 2011 at 09:41:33

post the results of ipconfig /all for review.

Why do you believe you need ipv6 for your home network?

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#2
May 6, 2011 at 10:24:21

Because when I went to set up the home network it said I needed to enable ipv6. Anyway I have succeeded now as I altered the readings in the registry, so it worked and I can now set up the home network. Thanku for replying to my problem anyway.
Best wishes

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#3
May 6, 2011 at 10:41:35

bikerbob you are misinformed concerning ipv6 and a home network sorry to say.

edit the registry for ipv6? It comes preinstalled in windows 7 so whatever reg hack you did... not a good choice.

You could have easily see ipv6 was enabled is you had performed the ipconfig as requested.

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#4
May 28, 2011 at 10:14:01

i also have the same problem. but i do not know how to alter the readings in the registry

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#5
May 29, 2011 at 08:37:24

To the wanderer! when I went to set up home network I got an alert saying that IpV6 was not enabled so could`nt set a home network up. When I checked the box was ticked for IPV6 and also IPV4 so could`nt understand why I got this alert. Anyway I googled it and found the answer by changing a registry component which I did and hey presto it worked for me and managed to go ahead with my desktop and laptop. So job done!! Thanks for your interest and comments.

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#6
May 29, 2011 at 11:43:21

bikerbob point is you don't need ivp6 for a home network and I sure would like to see/hear the exact content of the message you got. Win7 works on a ipv4 network just fine with no error messages

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#7
May 30, 2011 at 07:30:35

I have to agree with wanderer

If you're using a SOHO Router in your home LAN, they're not IPv6 capable and use IPv4. If you have a switch (not a router)

As far as I know, by default IPv6 is enabled in Windows 7 so you shouldn't have had to enable it. As wanderer pointed out, doing and ipconfig /all would tell you (us) if it is enabled.

If for some odd reason IPv6 isn't enabled, you enable it through the network interface's properties, not by hacking the registry.

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#8
May 31, 2011 at 02:08:22

Hi guys, perhaps things are different over here in the UK, but I cannot get any response to ipconfig /all on my computer which is running Windows 7 Ultimate.
Anyway I have some links that help my cause which I have attached for your perusal, and you might find very interesting.
Good luck


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#9
May 31, 2011 at 02:11:37

Hi Guys, perhaps things are different over here in the UK, but I have found some links that may or may not interest you helping my cause. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate on this computer and my Router if supplied by Realtec through my service provider. So herewith some links to peruse!

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...

http://www.addictivetips.com/window...

http://www.pchelpforum.com/network-...

http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/w...

Good luck
Bikerbob


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#10
May 31, 2011 at 20:49:27

bikerbob windows 7 ultimate is the same no matter what the language. There maybe feature sets that are different pertaining to that country's laws but the base OS is the same.

UK is running ipv6 just as the US and practically everyone else since the inner country interconnect is talking ipv6.

have to look at your links and get back to you.

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#11
August 11, 2011 at 08:20:20

I'm getting the message:
Homegroup

Enable Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)

HomeGroup requires IPv6 to function correctly. Enabling IPv6 may fix the problem.
you can enable IPv6 for the network adapter by opening Network Connections in Control Panel. Right-click the adapter, and then click Properties.

<Open Network Connections>

As BikerBob says, both IPv4 and IPv6 boxes are ticked. This is Windows 7 Home Premium.

As anyone got a solution? It sounds to me like a registry problem. What was that solution - in detail, please:)


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#12
August 11, 2011 at 08:31:06

Andy start your own thread please. Thx

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#13
August 11, 2011 at 08:39:41

To AndyJenk, you just need to have a look at the links I left above for the Wanderer. They helped me out and I have Windows 7 Ultimate installed. Worth a try!
Good luck

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