LAN network settings

July 28, 2011 at 17:53:00
Specs: Windows 7 Premium, 1.794 GHz / 1982 MB
I am on a home network with a wireless router.

My computer is running Windows XP SP3 and I noticed today that in the settings that there are two TCP selections.

Do I need Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and Microsoft TCP/IP version 6?

I read online that the version 6 comes with SP2. Does it really need to be used?

I am looking to squeeze my connection in hopes to have a steady connection.

The problem I have is that when running online games the window of the game tends to freeze even though I have enough bandwidth (tested at @ 12MBps), and easily meet the system minimum requirements.

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July 28, 2011 at 18:20:02
You certainly need Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) otherwise known as TCP/IPv4

Microsoft TCP/IP version 6 is TCP/IPv6 which has not yet been fully implemented but you have it ready for when it is. It is an Internet wide thing, not just something Microsoft have dreamed up.

The fact that they are both there will not effect you Internet connection at all. The computer will just use which one is most appropriate and ignore the other.


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July 28, 2011 at 19:38:22
All of the connection devices between you and the end point would have to support IPV6 or at least have a 4to6 tunnel.

It is stll rare that anyone is using IPv6.

I'd setup a perfmon log to see why the freeze.

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