Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tips: How to install IPv6 in Windows XP

We’ve already discussed about IPv6 on Windows Operating System. Now, let’s discuss about installing IPv6 in the Windows XP Operating  System as the entire world completely runs out of IPv4 addresses this month. However, you can still get the same internet with no issues as usual. Though the issue has been identified many years ago, it is taken such a long time to implement the next generation IP addresses called IPv6. This IP address will be in use by most of the companies in their systems and the operating system like Windows 7. Windows 7 has IPv6 as default, but Windows XP has not. Therefore, this article will be very useful for you.
By default, the Windows XP Operating System has the IPv6 Protocol. All it is required is to launch it. Now, follow the instructions to launch the same.
•    It is required to open the run command by pressing the Windows logo + R keys together or from the start button and run.
•    Now, it is required to type cmd in the run window to launch the command prompt window. Make sure that you’re the administrator of the computer.


•    Then, it is required to type “netsh” in the command prompt and press the enter key.
•    After that, it is required to type “interface” and press the enter key again.
•    Now, type “ipv6” and then press the enter key.
•    Then, type “install” and press the enter key.
**It is required to type the commands without the quotes**
This will install the IPv6 protocol. Therefore, you can confirm if it has been installed by typing “ipconfig /all” in the command prompt. After typing the ipconfig command, you can view the entry “Link-local IPv6 Address” in the Local Area Connection. The protocol should show a hexadecimal number and separated by colons. That’s it. The IPv6 Protocol has been successfully installed in the computer.

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