How to disable IPv6 in Windows 7

During the course of Internet connectivity troubleshooting, local network troubleshooting and/or various app testing, there may come a time when you need to disable IPv6 for your Network Adapter. This very brief tutorial will show you how to do just that.

  1. Start out by clicking the “Start Orb” and selecting Control Panel from the menu.
  2. Select Network and Internet

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  4. Select Network and Sharing Center

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  6. From the list in the left pane, select the link Change adapter settings.

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  8. You’ll be presented with a list of each of the network adapters installed on your PC. In the example screenshot below, I have a Bluetooth Adapter, a Wireless Internet Adapter (Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter) and an Ethernet adapter NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 MBps…).
  9. Right-click on the adapter that you want to disable IPv6 on and select Properties. In my case (screenshot below) my active network adapter is my wireless one, so that’s the one that I would right-click on and select Properties.
  10. Now just remove the check-mark from the box labeled Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6). Click OK.
  11. That’s it. You’ve now disabled IPv6 on (one of) your network adapter(s). To re-enable IPv6, simply follow the steps again and put a check-mark back in the IPv6 box.

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