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General IPv6 Topics => IPv6 on Windows => Topic started by: ratcheer on March 01, 2011, 02:41:17 PM

Title: How to surf from Windows 7?
Post by: ratcheer on March 01, 2011, 02:41:17 PM
My Ubuntu client host is working very well. My tunnel endpoint is my Netgear router and radvd is running on the router. Ubuntu picked up on everything, automagically.

However, my Win 7 host cannot establish DNS to IPv6. It has acquired a valid IPv6 address via radvd and it can successfully "ping -6" to IPv6 web site names. But, using either MSIE or Chrome web browsers, it cannot surf to those sites.

I found using netsh commands that it had no DNS assigned for IPv6. I tried and tried to get it to pick up the one from my router, as Linux is apparently doing. But nothing would work.

So, I finally assigned a static dns of 2001:470:20::2, as given on my Tunnel Details page. It took that, but I still cannot surf.

What else do I need to try?

Thanks,
Tim
Title: Re: How to surf from Windows 7?
Post by: ratcheer on March 01, 2011, 03:30:53 PM
Never mind. Stupid Windows. Even though it was picking up and showing the changes to the network, I still had to reboot for them to become effective.  ::)

Tim
Title: Re: How to surf from Windows 7?
Post by: cholzhauer on March 01, 2011, 03:46:40 PM
interesting.  i was under the impression that windows couldnt get dns info from radvd
Title: Re: How to surf from Windows 7?
Post by: ratcheer on March 01, 2011, 03:58:07 PM
interesting.  i was under the impression that windows couldnt get dns info from radvd

Well, actually my last reply pertained to where I had statically set it to 2001:470:20::2, but out of curiosity I set it back to Automatic, rebooted again, and it still works. So, it is either getting it from radvd or some other way through the router.

Tim
Title: Re: How to surf from Windows 7?
Post by: cholzhauer on March 01, 2011, 04:40:45 PM
try removing it via the command line, rebooting, and then see what happens.
Title: Re: How to surf from Windows 7?
Post by: Mierdin on March 02, 2011, 01:18:13 PM
radvd is able to distribute a recursive DNS list specified in RFC6106 (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6106) - I was surprised as well when I learned it since everyone seemed to say you had to use the O flag in RA's to point to a DHCPv6 server which I don't have. (yet)

Here's an example:
http://www.jukie.net/bart/blog/20100915175649 (http://www.jukie.net/bart/blog/20100915175649)
Title: Re: How to surf from Windows 7?
Post by: cholzhauer on March 02, 2011, 01:21:55 PM
Yeah, I know RADVD can transmit, but as I say, I was under the impression that Windows did not accept the DNS information.