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IPv6 issues- here's the fix

  • 12 March 2019
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1) Open the control panel on your computer.
  • Windows 7; Go to Start and open up your control panel.
  • Windows 10; Press WinKey and search for control panel.
2) Open Network and Sharing Center
  • If your view is set to Category click first on Network and Internet.



4) Click on your used connections device.
  • This is usually called Ethernet but the name can differ, see the screenshot below.


5) Click on Properties in the General tab of the network device status.


6) Scroll down till you see Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)


7.A) Solution 1 - Force IPv6 DNS server;
  1. Double click on Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).
  2. Check Use the following DNS server addresses.


  1. Set 2001:4860:4860:0:0:0:0:8888 as Preferred DNS server.
  2. Set 2001:4860:4860:0:0:0:0:8844 as Alternative DNS server.
  3. Check Validate settings upon exit.
  4. Click OK twice.
  5. Click Close
7.B) Solution 2 - Disable IPv6 (last resort);
  1. Uncheck Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).
  2. Click Ok.
  3. Click Close.

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I am now getting the error: The DNS server 4860:4860:0:0:0:0:8888 is not a valid IP address. For this set up to to work; should i set up port forwarding from my ISP interface? Or is this only affecting the IPv6 not IPv4 configs?
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I am now getting the error: The DNS server 4860:4860:0:0:0:0:8888 is not a valid IP address. For this set up to to work; should i set up port forwarding from my ISP interface? Or is this only affecting the IPv6 not IPv4 configs?


Hey there!

It appears you are missing the first part of it, which is 2001: