In this guide, we will show how you can disable IPv6 address on your Windows 10 computer.
Note: Steps are more or less similar to other Windows system.
What is IPv6?
IPv6 is an Internet Protocol Version 6 and it was designed to replace IPv4 which is the current Internet protocol and still widely used.
Should I Disable IPv6 Windows 10?
It depends! Certain websites/services that you access online can only work over IPv4 address.
Say if you’re connected to a VPN service and they only support IPv4 address, only your IPv4 Internet queries are protected. This means any request comes from your IPv6 address are leaked.
In this case, you will need to disable IPv6 on your device.
How Do I Completely Disable IPv6?
If you follow the guide below, IPv6 would be disable permanently on your computer.
However, if you wish to disable IPv6 for any devices that is connected to your home WiFi, you will need to disable IPv6 on your router.
Disabling IPv6 on Windows 10 PC
At the search box at the bottom left, type in Control Panel and open it.
In the Control Panel menu, click on Network and Internet.
Now, click on Network and Sharing Center
Next, click on Change adapter settings at the left side of your screen.
Right-click on your active connection (Wi-Fi/Ethernet) type and choose Properties.
Uncheck the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) checkbox and click on OK to save the changes.
Restart Your Computer
Now that your IPv6 has been disabled, please restart your computer for the changes to take affect.
That’s it! You Internet queries/connection will now no longer go over IPv6.
Smart DNS Service For Windows 10
Do you want to access more than 600+ TV channels from anywhere in the world?
If yes, then you can use a Smart DNS service and all you need to do is just use their DNS address on your device.
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