What is IPv6 and How to Disable IPv6 on Network Adapter

how to disable ipv6

If you are having trouble with IPv6 protocol disabling in Windows 10, then do not worry. In this article, we will see what is IPv6 and How to Disable IPv6 from Network Adapter in Windows 10, So keep reading.

What is IPv6?

Internet Protocol Version 6 was designed and developed by IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) with a purpose to support Internet Protocol IPv4 due to increasing day to day internet traffic around the world. It can handle packets more efficiently and effectively, security enhancement, and improve performance.

It uses 128-bit addressing to support approximately 340 trillion addresses whereas IPv4 uses a 32-bit address scheme allowing more than 4 billion addresses.

Most of the administrators are looking out for disabling the internet protocol IPv6, as they think it non of their use, as it is actually installed by Microsoft to cover the shortage of IPv4 addresses. If you still thinking to disable this IPv6 protocol then here are steps below.

How to Disable IPv6 on Network Adapter in Windows 10?

There are two methods you can disable the internet protocol version IPv6 from your computer system, what are those? let us see step by step in this guide.

Methode 1: Disable IPv6 from Network Adapter Properties

  • Open Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys.

 How to Disable IPv6

  • Then type ncpl.cpl and press ok.
  • Right-click your network adapter and choose Properties.
  • Select “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)“and uncheck it, then click OK

 How to Disable IPv6

  • This will disable the IPv6 only for the adapter that you want to disable.

Also Read: Top 5 Reasons: Why Does My Internet Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting

Method 2: Disable IPv6 via Registry

  • Open Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys.
  • Then type regedit and press ok.

 How to Disable IPv6

  • In the registry editor, navigate to the following registry key


  • Double-click DisableComponent to change entry.

 How to Disable IPv6

  • Type the value 0ffffffff to disable all Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) except IPv6 loopback interface. IPv6 will be disabled on all interfaces after the system reboots.
  • If you wish to enable it, then edit the value to be 0.

Check out the video on how to Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows 10

Bottom Line

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