Unexpected Ping reply

Posted on 2012-08-28
Last Modified: 2012-08-28
I am working on a PC running Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit). The computer name is RJ-PC. It is part of a very simple home network. That is to say, all of the computers are hooked to a Linksys router; no domain, no server, no workgroup; simply a HomeGroup. IP and DNS Server addresses are obtained automatically.
I installed a Loopback adapter on this computer.

These are my Hosts entries
:       localhost
      ::1             localhost

When I open a cmd window and ping RJ-PC, the reply is not in the form of an IP address:

Pinging RJ-PC [fe80::e5d6:8df9:1cd0:9dab%11] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from fe80::e5d6:8df9:1cd0:9dab%11: time<1ms
Reply from fe80::e5d6:8df9:1cd0:9dab%11: time<1ms
Reply from fe80::e5d6:8df9:1cd0:9dab%11: time<1ms
Reply from fe80::e5d6:8df9:1cd0:9dab%11: time<1ms

Ping statistics for fe80::e5d6:8df9:1cd0:9dab%11:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

What is ' fe80::e5d6:8df9:1cd0:9dab%11:'?
Question by:shambalad
    LVL 13

    Accepted Solution

    It's your IPv6 address.   You can do the following command:

    ping -4 rj-pc

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    To get your IP4 address.
    LVL 37

    Expert Comment

    And you do NOT install a loopback adaptor and you dont need host entries for the local computer.
    As stated above that is the IPV6 address of the local computer
    LVL 7

    Author Closing Comment

    Wow, I'd hate to have to manually enter a bunch of those addresses!
    Thanks for the prompt reply.
    LVL 7

    Author Comment

    The loopback is for an installation of Oracle.

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