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IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) is the "next generation" protocol designed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to replace the current version Internet Protocol, IPv4 (IP Version 4).

Supported Platforms

  • Windows Vista and newer
    Microsoft Windows Vista includes an implementation of IPv6 that unlike Windows XP, is installed and enabled by default. To manually specify IPv6 configuration settings:
    Configuring IPv6 with Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
    Microsoft Windows XP includes an IPv6 implementation intended for development use and trial network deployments.
    To install the IPv6 stack go to the command line and type "ipv6 install". For more information about IPv6 in Windows XP:
    Advanced Networking Pack for Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
    To install the IPv6 protocol for Windows Server 2003:
    - Install the "Microsoft TCP/IP version 6" Protocol in the "Network Connections"
    - Copy the ipv6.exe from a WinXP system to C:\Windows\System32
    IPv6 for Microsoft Windows: IPv6 FAQ
    What's New in Windows Server 2003 Networking


How to get IPv6 ready?

  • Install or activate IPv6 stack
  • Setup IPv6-over-IPv4 tunnel (see links above)

Known Problems

  • The IPv6-over-IPv4 tunnel does not work if your NAT router does not route "Protocol 41" (IPv6).

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