Published by


Brink's Avatar
Administrator

Posts: 25,264

Show Printable Version 


How to Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

information   Information
The Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is a new suite of standard protocols for the network layer of the Internet. IPv6 is designed to solve many of the problems of the current version of the Internet Protocol suite (known as IPv4) with regard to address depletion, security, auto-configuration, extensibility, and so on. IPv6 expands the capabilities of the Internet to enable new kinds of applications, including peer-to-peer and mobile applications.

IPv6 is enabled by default in Windows, but sometimes you find that you may need to disable IPv6. For example, when you join your PC to a domain.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) for all or specific network adapters in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable IPv6.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Enable or Disable IPv6 or its Components using Microsoft Easy Fix Wizard
  • Option Two: To Enable or Disable IPv6 in Network Adapter Properties
  • Option Three: To Enable IPv6 for Specific Network Adapter in PowerShell
  • Option Four: To Enable IPv6 for All Network Adapters in PowerShell
  • Option Five: To Disable IPv6 for Specific Network Adapter in PowerShell
  • Option Six: To Disable IPv6 for All Network Adapters in PowerShell





Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows OPTION ONE Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows
To Enable or Disable IPv6 or its Components using Microsoft Easy Fix Wizard

Note   Note
This option can be used in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.







Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows OPTION TWO Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows
To Enable or Disable IPv6 in Network Adapter Properties

Note   Note
This option can be used in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.


1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Network and Sharing Center icon.

2. Click/tap on the Change adapter settings link on the left side, and close the Network and Sharing Center if you like. (see screenshot below)

Name:  IPv6_adapter_properties-1.jpg
Views: 1277
Size:  51.1 KB

3. Right click or press and hold on the network adapter (ex: "Wi-Fi") you want, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

Name:  IPv6_adapter_properties-2.jpg
Views: 1256
Size:  38.8 KB

4. Check (enable) or uncheck (disable) the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) box for what you want to do, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

Name:  IPv6_adapter_properties-3.jpg
Views: 1259
Size:  94.9 KB

5. When finished, you can close Network Connections if you like.






Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows OPTION THREE Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows
To Enable IPv6 for Specific Network Adapter in PowerShell

Note   Note
This option can be used in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

To see more information and usage options for the Enable-NetAdapterBinding command, see: Enable-NetAdapterBinding - Microsoft Windows IT Center


1. Open an elevated PowerShell.

2. Enter the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter to see the current status of IPv6 for all network adapters. Make note of the network adapter name (ex: "Wi-Fi") you want to enable IPv6 for. (see screenshot below)

Get-NetAdapterBinding -ComponentID ms_tcpip6

Name:  IPv6_status_PowerShell.jpg
Views: 1270
Size:  37.8 KB

3. Enter the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Enable-NetAdapterBinding -Name "Adapter Name" -ComponentID ms_tcpip6

Note   Note
Substitute Adapter Name in the command above with the actual network adapter name (ex: "Wi-Fi") from step 2 you want to enable IPv6 for.

For example: Enable-NetAdapterBinding -Name "Wi-Fi" -ComponentID ms_tcpip6

Name:  Enable_IPv6_PowerShell.jpg
Views: 1252
Size:  30.1 KB

4. When finished, you can close the elevated PowerShell if you like.






Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows OPTION FOUR Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows
To Enable IPv6 for All Network Adapters in PowerShell

Note   Note
This option can be used in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

To see more information and usage options for the Enable-NetAdapterBinding command, see: Enable-NetAdapterBinding - Microsoft Windows IT Center


1. Open an elevated PowerShell.

2. Enter the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Enable-NetAdapterBinding -Name "*" -ComponentID ms_tcpip6

3. When finished, you can close the elevated PowerShell if you like.

Name:  Enable_All_IPv6_PowerShell.jpg
Views: 1252
Size:  29.9 KB






Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows OPTION FIVE Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows
To Disable IPv6 for Specific Network Adapter in PowerShell

Note   Note
This option can be used in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

To see more information and usage options for the Disable-NetAdapterBinding command, see: Disable-NetAdapterBinding - Microsoft Windows IT Center


1. Open an elevated PowerShell.

2. Enter the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter to see the current status of IPv6 for all network adapters. Make note of the network adapter name (ex: "Wi-Fi") you want to disable IPv6 for. (see screenshot below)

Get-NetAdapterBinding -ComponentID ms_tcpip6

Name:  IPv6_status_PowerShell.jpg
Views: 1270
Size:  37.8 KB

3. Enter the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Disable-NetAdapterBinding -Name "Adapter Name" -ComponentID ms_tcpip6

Note   Note
Substitute Adapter Name in the command above with the actual network adapter name (ex: "Wi-Fi") from step 2 you want to disable IPv6 for.

For example: Disable-NetAdapterBinding -Name "Wi-Fi" -ComponentID ms_tcpip6

Name:  Disable_IPv6_PowerShell.jpg
Views: 1290
Size:  30.4 KB

4. When finished, you can close the elevated PowerShell if you like.






Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows OPTION SIX Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows
To Disable IPv6 for All Network Adapters in PowerShell

Note   Note
This option can be used in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

To see more information and usage options for the Disable-NetAdapterBinding command, see: Disable-NetAdapterBinding - Microsoft Windows IT Center


1. Open an elevated PowerShell.

2. Enter the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Disable-NetAdapterBinding -Name "*" -ComponentID ms_tcpip6

3. When finished, you can close the elevated PowerShell if you like.

Name:  Disable_All_IPv6_PowerShell.jpg
Views: 1287
Size:  29.9 KB


That's it,
Shawn