The internet’s next-generation protocol IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) is specially designed to replace the IPv4. The new IPv6 offers 128-bit addressing capability, improved IPv4’s routing, and network auto-configuration abilities. In spite of that, sometimes you need to disable IPv6 on your Windows 10 PC when it comes to privacy and connectivity.

The IP addresses supported by IPv6 include your hardware addresses, and that can be the biggest fear. Moreover, if your server enables IPv6 by default but your firewall does not then it also may effect on your secrecy. Therefore, you ought to turn off IPv6 in Win 10 by following below procedure. Don’t worry, as this change won’t impact your current system or its functions.
How to Disable IPv6 on Windows 10 PC

How to Disable IPv6 on Windows 10 PC

Step #1. Click the start button search for Control Panel. Click on that.

Open Control Panel in Windows 10 PCStep #2. Next, Click on “Network and Internet”.

Click on Network and Internet in Windows 10 PCStep #3. On the next screen, click on “Network and Sharing Center”.

Click on Network and Sharing center in Windows 10 PCStep #4. At the left panel of the screen, click on “Change Adapter Settings”.

Click on Change Adapter Settings in Windows 10 PCStep #5. Now, right click on the network you want to disable IPv6 and select “Properties”.

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Right click on network you want to disable IPv6 and select PropertiesStep #6. Now uncheck the box next to “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)”.

Uncheck the box right next to Internet Protocol Version 6Step #7. Finally, click OK and then Restart your computer. Also, restart internet router to take affect of change.

Click OK and then Restart your Windows 10 PCThat’s it!

If you have setup multiple networks on your Win 10 computer, then you can follow above steps for each network. If you want to take a benefit of automatically disable or re-enable IPv6 or its other components, then visit K929852 Microsoft support page to get more information.

IPv6 also allows your computer and applications to detect and take advantage of IPv6-enabled network and services without needing of your move. While the IPv4 is still dominating the world, and we may see IPv6 in every system in next two years.

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This procedure may work for Windows 8.1, 8 or 7. If you have disabled IPv6 on a computer running Windows 10, 8.1, 8 or 7, then please share the exact reason behind it.