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Checking the computer’s IPv6 Address

This article will guide you on how to check the IPv6 Address of your computer.  Choose your computer’s operating system below for specific instructions:

Windows® 7 / Windows Vista®

Step 1:
Click the Pearl User-added image button at the bottom left corner of the screen.  Then type in “Network and Internet” on the Start Search box and press [Enter].

QUICK TIP:  You can also click on the Network and Sharing Center link that would appear on the search results section.

Step 2:
Click on the View network status and tasks link.

Step 3:
Click Change adapter settings.

Step 4:
Right-click the Local Area Connection icon and select Details.

NOTE:  You will find the IPv6 IP Address details below the IPv4 IP Address section.
 

Windows® XP

Step 1:
Click Start > Run.

Step 2:
Type “cmd” in the Run field then click OK.

Step 3:
The Command Prompt window will now appear.  Type “ipconfig/all” on the blinking cursor then press [Enter].

NOTE:  You will find the IPv6 Address network details under the Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection section.

Network Connections in Windows XP

Step 1:
Click Start > Control Panel.

Step 2:
Double-click the Network Connections icon in the Control Panel window.

Step 3:
Right-click Wireless Network Connection and select Status.

Step 4:
Click the Support tab then click the Details… button.

NOTE:  The Link-local IPv6 Address will display the IPv6 Address details of your computer.
 

OS X®

Step 1:
Click the Apple icon at the top left corner of the screen, then select System Preferences.

Step 2:
Click Network.

Step 3:
Click on the drop-down arrow for the Location: and select Automatic.  After that, click on the drop-down arrow for the Show: section and select Built-in Ethernet.

Step 4:
Click the Configure IPv6 button.

NOTE:  Another window will appear.  Ensure that it is set to Automatically.  You will then see the IPv6 IP Address and the Router Address.

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