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lobotiger

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Activating and deactivating IPv6 tunnel in Win7?
« on: March 27, 2010, 12:36:44 PM »

Hi everyone.  I've successfully created my tunnel on a Win7 x64 machine on my LAN and pings to ipv6.google.com now work.  What I'm curious about though is how can I temporarily disable the tunnel and afterwards re-enable it again?  I'm not 100% familiar with the netsh commands and browsing through MS' KB was too confusing.

Thanks.

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cholzhauer

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Re: Activating and deactivating IPv6 tunnel in Win7?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 01:02:05 PM »

You can disable IPv6 via the properties for your network connection under control panel  (the same place where you would set a static IPv4/v6 address)

Just uncheck the box next to IPv6
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lobotiger

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Re: Activating and deactivating IPv6 tunnel in Win7?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010, 02:09:51 PM »

Hmmm, I've removed the check mark next to TCP/IPv6 but I'm still able to ping ipv6.google.com.  Since a tunnel has been created, wouldn't it make more sense to disable the tunnel somehow?

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jimb

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Re: Activating and deactivating IPv6 tunnel in Win7?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2010, 03:05:08 PM »

It might be using teredo.  If you want to turn off the tunnel, you simply must delete it.  Then create it again when you need it.  Wouldn't be difficult to make a .bat file to do this.

Use the netsh interface to see the syntax of the commands.  netsh int ipv6 help is a good starting point.
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lobotiger

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Re: Activating and deactivating IPv6 tunnel in Win7?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2010, 09:55:27 AM »

Thanks jimb.  That seemed to do it.

LoboTiger
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