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No IPv6 Connectivity Despite Being Enabled

  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1

    No IPv6 Connectivity (solved: no COX support til 2015)


    I am on wifi on 8.1 on my HP envy 15-j023cl. IPv6 is enabled in the properties of all network adapters, yet I have no IPv6 connectivity (all tests say I have no IPv6). What am I missing? I haven't had a chance to test an Ethernet connection.
    Last edited by Hating8; 11 Oct 2014 at 09:16. Reason: Helpful edit to title

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    It means that your ISP or the hot spot you are connected to, does not yet use IPv6.
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  3. #3


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Also if you are using an old router it may not support IPv6.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    My router (new Belkin N router that cost ~80 bucks) has an option to enable/disable IPv6 passthrough, and it is enabled. That should mean it supports IPv6, yes?

    Tested on LAN, and now on WiFi at another location, with the same results. Haven't had a chance to test another operating system.
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  5. #5


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    If you let us know what tests you are running we can try it.
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  6. #6


    Everybody, including your ISP have to support IPV6.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by mikeytg View Post
    If you let us know what tests you are running we can try it.
    Test your IPv6.
    IPv6 test - IPv6/4 connectivity and speed test
    Xfinity IPv6 Readiness Test
    Ready for the future of the Internet?
    What is my IPv6 Address?

    All negative at home and school, with two ISPs, on both wifi and ethernet :/

    When I look at the ethernet adapter properties in Device Manager, there are options like Large Send Offload (IPV6) and UDP CHecksum Offload (IPV6), and IPV6 is enabled in the Properties for both devices under Adapter Settings.

    I finally got a chance to boot into Ubuntu and still had no IPv6, so perhaps I'm wrong in thinking the above mean the hardware supports IPV6? It's an HP Envy 15- j023cl
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  8. #8


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    It is not the computer, it is the Wifi & Ethernet driver that has to support it. If you are not seeing it at home or school. As I stated before, the network you are on, has to support it. Has nothing to do with your computer.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    Okay, I dug deeper and it seems that the problem is my ISP, Cox Communications, which delayed deployment of IPv6 support until next year for all residential customers, according to their site.

    Can I add 'Cox' to the search terms for this thread in case anyone else with this ISP has the same question?
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  10. #10


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    A lot of ISP's have not implemented IPv6 yet. We still have quite a few decades to go, before IP's for IPv4 are not widely available. They just released a bunch of reserved IPv4 IP's in the past couple of years. You are talking over 2 Billion IP for IPv4.
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