How To Enable IPV6 Using Google Chrome

IPV6 on Chrome

IPV6 on Chrome

Let me tell you this first. I do not know if enabling this will break something on your network or PC. However, I am writing this to show you how to get this working. Please proceed after your own research.

Its pretty simple. Go to about:net-internals on your Chrome address bar. Click on DNS tab, you will see the following message

Default address family: ADDRESS_FAMILY_IPV4 (IPv6 disabled)

Click on “Enable IPV6” to get IPV6 going on your system.

Questions ? Suggestions ? More Info Anyone ?

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  • I did not understand. What’s IPV6?

    • hmm, see, you know what is an IP number right ? recently, they all go over, meaning, that we used all the possible combinations of those numbers.

      People knew this would happen, so they were working on next version of it, with more numbers. So when the old system got over, they launched the new one πŸ™‚

      You can read the wiki link for more techy explanation of it πŸ˜‰

  • Its kinda funny your following a blog for a browser and you dont know what an IP is…
    Well I hate to feel like I’m flaming you but, you could have googled IPV6
    This is what the first result is

    • thanks for helping in Benjamin.

      One thing is, anyone who uses for any reason, will need a browser, so readers here will be of all kinds ! πŸ™‚

      Kiran is my friend too, so she expected a non techy friendly explanation of what it is πŸ˜€

  • By default Chrome uses HTTP proxy configured for the computer, right? So IPv6 should work if its set there or is it necessary to enable it in the browser too?

    • Yes, I have seen that Chrome’s proxy settings take me to IE’s settings page πŸ˜‰

      I do not have knowledge about how the IPv6 works and if it is fully ready for regular use. I didn’t want anyone in trouble … that is why I put a slight warning there .. πŸ˜€

      what do you think ?

  • kurtextrem there is no button for me πŸ™

  • There is no button for me neither

  • apruler2012

    there isn’t a button for me either, but i know my ISP hasn’t enabled so thats probably the reason for there not being a button.

  • Polaris

    I think so, I just enabled IPv6 on my CR-48 and got the same results on as before.

  • Luis

    If you find ADDRESS_FAMILY_UNSPECIFIED in the DNS tab it means that Chrome is using BOTH IPv4 and IPv6.
    Before enabling IPv6 you find ADDRESS_FAMILY_IPv4.

  • Masood

    This technique doesn’t work whenever you have a long ping for IPv6 than IPv4! Chrome needs something like that is available in Firefox to work correctly!

  • vickky

    This is no longer working after crome updates, whats the new way?