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How To Enable IPV6 Using Google Chrome

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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 chrome://net-internals on your Chrome address bar. Click on the 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 ?


  1. I did not understand. What’s IPV6?

    1. chrome story Avatar
      chrome story

      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 🙂

      You can read the wiki link for more techy explanation of it 😉

  2. chrome story Avatar
    chrome story

    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 ! 🙂

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

  3. chrome story Avatar
    chrome story

    Yes, I have seen that Chrome’s proxy settings take me to IE’s settings page 😉

    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 .. 😀

    what do you think ?

  4. kurtextrem Avatar
    kurtextrem

    http://prntscr.com/1klj7 there is no button for me 🙁

  5. apruler2012 Avatar
    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.

    1. chrome story Avatar
      chrome story

      may be it depends on the ISP ?

  6. Polaris Avatar
    Polaris

    I think so, I just enabled IPv6 on my CR-48 and got the same results on http://test-ipv6.comcast.net/ as before.

  7. 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.

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

  9. vickky Avatar

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


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