IPV6 on Windows XP

Posted on 2011-10-04
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi I'm trying to installing ipv6 on window xp.
I run command prompt with command c:\ ipv6 install.
Microsoft TCP/IP v6 appear on my NIC but when I click on it the properties the button was disable I try to install Protocol and service but still not work.
The screen is attached,
Does anyone know why?

Question by:JohnyIT
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    by:Dave Baldwin
    IPV6 does not have 'Properties' on my XP computer.  And my ISP does not support it so I can't use it to connect to anything.  It may be that your ISP doesn't either.  Most don't at this time.  I think I saw a report that only 10% of the Internet is IPV6 capable at this time.
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    Do you have an IPv6 supporting DHCP server (router that is IPv6 compliant)?

    What is it you want to do/end up with?
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    There is nothing to configure in XP IPv6. It only supports autoconfiguration.

    If you want to see you configuration, type "ipconfig" at a cmd prompt.

    The IPv6 addresses that begin with fe80:: will only work on your local LAN

    My ISP doesn't support IPv6 so I have 6to4 running on my router which advertises the 2002 address range to my LAN.

    If you want a proper IPv6 stack you should upgrade to at the very least Windows Vista.
    Also XP operates only as a client so for example you can't remote desktop to an XP computer with IPv6.

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
            Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:739f:56c9:70:201:6cff:fe49:b24
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::201:6cff:fe49:b24%6
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

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