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computerman2
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IPV6--Do I need it active right now?

Hi All

Got a Netgear 7550 Gateway, noticed that IPV6 shows internet connection, do i need it active right now, or should i disable IPV6 in WIndows 7 64bit?

Just wondering at this point what is best to do with that


NormanS
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If you never go to web sites on the IPv6 Internet, go ahead and disable it in Windows. So far, I'd guess that all U.S. web sites, except for a very small handful, are still IPv4 capable.
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Why disable it? just leave it on.


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said by Napsterbater:

Why disable it? just leave it on.

Google is your friend.

(I will admit the advice is mixed; but OP asked, and I answered.)
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said by NormanS:

said by Napsterbater:

Why disable it? just leave it on.

Google is your friend.

(I will admit the advice is mixed; but OP asked, and I answered.)

And again I ask why disable it. I don't see him having any problems.

In some instances it may need to be disabled but I don't see the point in disabling it for the hell of it.
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hyphenated

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reply to computerman2
I would disable for stability until it becomes more popular. You can try it, it *shouldnt* hurt.

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Was having crashing problems in the SecondLife Game (3rd Party Viewer Firestorm)

So support for the game suggested disabling IPV6, so far i haven't disabled it, and just left it alone.

Plus waiting to see how WIndows 8 behaves with the game, and get that all setup before i attempt any changes in regards to IPV6

May Switch back to Offical Viewer in Windows 8 possibly though


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reply to hyphenated
IPv6 itself is stable, I use it everyday, in fact 1/3rd of the traffic on my network a month is IPv6.

If you ISP has deployed it then they deem it stable on their network (they don't want the support calls if it wasn't).

If something doesn't work then maybe disable if no other way to fix it, then get on the Devs to get it fixed.
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hyphenated

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Yes you're right. It seems that various systems/apps may have issues with dual stack implementation or such. But on the other hand someone has to test/fix. Thanks