Disable IPv6 on a Windows 10 Computer

This document will walk through the process of disabling IPv6 in Windows 10.

Step 1: Get Started

Right-click on the “Network Windows 10 Network Icon / Wi-Fi Windows 10 Network Icon” icon on the bottom-right hand side of your screen to open up the menu shown below.

 Open Network Settings

Next, click on Open Network and Sharing Center.


Step 2: Change Adapter Settings

In the Network and Sharing Center window, click on Change adapter options as shown in the screen shot below

 Network Sharing Center

You will then see a list of network adapters available on your computer. (Please refer to the screenshot below for an example of how the list will look like)

Network Adapters

Right click on your active network adapter (Ethernet or Wi-Fi) and select Properties.

Adapter Properties 

Note: If you’re connected to the internet wirelessly, the corresponding adapter should be “Wi-Fi“. However, if you’re connected to the internet via a LAN cable instead, the corresponding adapter should be “Ethernet“.


Step 3: Disabling IPv6

In the Properties window, scroll down until you see Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).

 Properties Window

Un-check the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) checkbox and click on OK to save the changes.


Step 4: Restart Computer

Now that IPv6 has been disabled on your computer, restart your computer for the setting to take effect.




Keywords:ipv6, windows 7, network, internet   Doc ID:99981
Owner:Jeff S.Group:University of Illinois at Springfield
Created:2020-04-02 14:04 CDTUpdated:2020-04-02 14:08 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois at Springfield
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