Configuring IPv6 in Windows 7 Using the User Interface
To configure the IPv6 settings for a network connection in Windows 7 using the user interface, follow these steps:
- In Control Panel, open Network And Sharing Center.
- Click Manage Network Connections and then double-click the connection you want to configure.
- Click Properties and respond to the User Account Control (UAC) prompt.
- Select Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and click Properties to open the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) properties sheet.
- Configure the IPv6 settings for the network connection as desired.
- If you want, validate the new TCP/IP settings using the Windows Network Diagnostics Troubleshooter.
By default, the IPv6 settings for a network connection are configured as follows:
- Obtain An IPv6 Address Automatically This specifies that the physical or logical interface associated with this connection uses stateful or stateless address autoconfiguration to obtain its IPv6 address.
- Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically This specifies that the physical or logical interface associated with this connection uses stateful address autoconfiguration (DHCPv6) to obtain the IPv6 addresses of preferred and alternate DNS servers.
By selecting Use The Following IPv6 Address, you can manually configure the IPv6 address settings for a network connection by specifying the following:
- IPv6 Address Type the unicast IPv6 address you want to assign to the physical or logical interface associated with this connection in colon-hexadecimal form. If you need to assign additional unicast IPv6 addresses to the interface, click Advanced and then click the IP Settings tab.
- Subnet Prefix Length Type the subnet prefix length for the IPv6 address you assigned to the physical or logical interface associated with this connection. For unicast IPv6 addresses, the subnet prefix length should almost always be specified as 64.
- Default Gateway Type the unicast IPv6 address of the default gateway for the local IPv6 subnet in colon-hexadecimal form. If you need to specify additional default gateways, click Advanced and then click the IP Settings tab.
By selecting Use The Following DNS Server Addresses, you can manually specify IPv6 addresses for a preferred and an alternate DNS server to be used by your connection. If you need to specify additional alternate DNS servers, click Advanced and then click the DNS tab. The remaining settings on the DNS tab have similar functionality to those used for configuring IPv4 address settings.
Note The Advanced TCP/IP Settings dialog box does not have a WINS tab because IPv6 does not use NetBIOS for name resolution.
In this tutorial:
- Deploying IPv6
- Understanding IPv6
- Understanding IPv6 Terminology
- Understanding IPv6 Addressing
- Understanding IPv6 Prefixes
- Understanding IPv6 Address Types
- Understanding Unicast Addresses
- Identifying IPv6 Address Types
- Understanding Interface Identifiers
- Comparing IPv6 with IPv4
- Understanding IPv6 Routing
- How IPv6 Routing Works
- IPv6 Route Determination Process
- IPv6 Routing Table Structure
- Understanding ICMPv6 Messages
- Understanding Neighbor Discovery
- Understanding Address Autoconfiguration
- Understanding Name Resolution
- Understanding Name Queries
- Understanding Name Registration
- PTR Records and IPv6
- IPv6 Enhancements in Windows 7
- Summary of IPv6 Enhancements in Windows 7
- Configuring and Troubleshooting IPv6 in Windows 7
- Configuring IPv6 in Windows 7 Using the User Interface
- Configuring IPv6 in Windows 7 Using Netsh
- Other IPv6 Configuration Tasks
- Enabling or Disabling IPv6
- Disabling Random Interface IDs
- Resetting IPv6 Configuration
- Displaying Teredo Client Status
- Troubleshooting IPv6 Connectivity
- Planning for IPv6 Migration
- Blocking Teredo
- Understanding ISATAP
- Migrating an Intranet to IPv6
- Step 1: Upgrading Your Applications and Services
- Step 2: Preparing Your DNS Infrastructure
- Step 3: Upgrading Your Hosts
- Step 4: Migrating from IPv4-only to ISATAP
- Step 5: Upgrading Your Routing Infrastructure
- Step 6: Upgrading Your DHCP Infrastructure
- Step 7: Migrating from ISATAP to Native IPv6
- The Advantages of IPv6
- Address Resolution in IPv6