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How to Disable IPv6 Protocol


How to Disable IPv6 Protocol

How to Disable IPv6 Protocol

IPv6 protocol increases the number of IP addresses available and improves IPv4's routing and network auto-configuration abilities.

If you want to disable IPv6 (e.g., for troubleshooting), follow below instructions:

1. Open the Registry Editor by pressing Win + R to open a Run box. Type in regedit and click OK button.

2. Navigate to the following location:



3. Right-click in the blank area of the right-hand pane of the Registry Editor and create a new DWORD Value by selecting New -> DWORD Value.

4. Name this new DWORD Value as DisabledComponents

5. Double-click on the new DWORD value and assign it a value of ffffff.

6. Close the Registry Editor and restart the computer.

Registry file attached to this tutorial can be use to disable IPv6 protocol.

1. Click/tap to download the registry file below.

2.  Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it with registry.

3. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

4.  You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

5. Restart your computer.
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