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Installing IPv6 on Windows XP

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cool Installing IPv6 on Windows XP
  

IPv6 support is still experimental under Windows XP and the stack has to be enabled manually.

To enable the Windows XP IPv6 stack:
  • From the Windows desktop press the ?start? button.
  • Click on ?Control Panel?.
  • Assuming that the Control Panel is in classic view mode, click on ?Network Connections?.
  • Right click on the connection that needs to have the IPv6 stack enabled and go to ?Properties?
  • On the properties window click on the ?Install?? button.
  • On the ?Select Network Component Type? window, select the ?Protocol? option and then click on the ?Add?? button.
  • On the ?Select Network Protocol? window select ?Microsoft TCP/IP version 6? and then click the ?Ok? button.

The Microsoft IPv6 stack is now enabled for your network connection.

There is no graphical configuration of IPv6 properties/settings. A command line tool used netsh is used to configure IPv6 for interfaces.

To add or delete an IPv6 Address:
  • From a windows command line invoke the netsh tool by typing ?netsh? and then pressing the enter key.
  • Next change the context of netsh to interface by typing ?interface? and press enter.
  • Change the context of the interface to ipv6 mode by typing ?ipv6? and pressing enter.
  • The command to add an address has the form of ?add address [interface=]<string> [address=]<IPv6 Adress>?
a. Example: add address interface="Local Area Connection 2" 2001:1945:feed:deef::1

Deletion can be handled in the same manner by using keyword delete instead of keyword add.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Installing IPv6 on Windows XP

hey. i've been lookin for this content from a long time. thanx buddy. that helped me a lot.
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Re: Installing IPv6 on Windows XP

ch33z! i didnt kn3w XP had IPv6 support too! nice work guyz!
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Re: Installing IPv6 on Windows XP

i tried and was successful in adding the IPv6 stack & configuring it manually as mentioned above. my question is does ISP support IPv6...??
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Re: Installing IPv6 on Windows XP

Nope. in india still the implementation of IPv6 is in the private sector only. If u know the reason behind the creation of IPv6 over IPv4 is the increasing computers on the internet. it is not far tht all IPv4 addresses would be taken up...! IPv4 is a 32 bit address with 4 octates i.e 8bitsx4 fields where as the IPv6 is 128 bit address. 8 group of 4 hexadecimal numbers. imagine a number of ip addresses that IPv6 will have. too many..!
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Re: Installing IPv6 on Windows XP

Have you tried this link : http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device.../IPv6_IGD.mspx
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Yeah! tried that one! Thanks...
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Re: Installing IPv6 on Windows XP

Hi...buddy

Cool Ans.....tried 100% working...... Thanx a lot..
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