Solved Ping return shows hex digits instead of IP address on one PC

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June 28, 2013 at 09:27:05
Specs: Windows 8 Pro x64, amdx2 something 4GB
I have been having a problem with one computer on our small business network of 14 PC's and a server. The workstation constantly loses connection to the internet and file server. Restarting the PC fixes it usually. I just pinged the workstation from another computer in the network and the ping request looked like this:

Reply from fe80::747c::2188::e506:aed7%12: time<1ms

Both workstations are using Windows 8 Pro and if I ping google I get the standard IPV4 ip address. What is wrong? Bad network card?

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June 28, 2013 at 09:32:18
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Try Ping -4
This will force it to use IPV4.

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June 28, 2013 at 09:38:42
That did work but why is it happening only to that workstation?

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June 28, 2013 at 10:05:20
Because you have it configured for IPv6.

If it were me, I'd disable IPv6 on that PC as it could be part of the connection issue that computer is having. In fact, I'd disable IPv6 on all internal PC's making sure beforehand they IPv4 settings on them are properly configured. Disabling IPv6 is as simple as unchecking the "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)" box in the properties for the network interface

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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