Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the next-generation Internet Protocol version designated as the successor to IPv4. Although the older version IPv4 is still being used dominantly on most of the networks, yet many new organizations have started to adopt to the latest IPv6. Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 both come with IPv6 and IPv4 both enabled by default. But in Windows XP you have only IPv4. If you want to connect a computer running under Windows XP to a network which used IPv6, you must install and enable IPv6 in Windows XP first. This is how :
Installing IPv6 is very easy. You must be running Windows XP as an administrator.
- Open a Run dialog by pressing Windows Key + R.
- Type cmd in the Run dialog and press Enter.
- In the command prompt window, type ipv6 install and press Enter. You would see that IPv6 is being installed.
- Now you can access the IPv6 properties from the Network Connections windows for a particular network card.
If later you want to uninstall the IPv6 protocol, then give the command ipv6 uninstall similarly in the command prompt window.