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Can't ping/connect ipv6 host on Win7 vs XP

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Jimmyjazz, Apr 27, 2011.

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  1. Jimmyjazz

    Jimmyjazz It's My Birthday! Thread Starter

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    When I try to ping ipv6.xsnews.nl on either of my Windows 7 computers, it returns "Ping request could not find host". But when I do it on XP, it succeeds. I have tried putting the W7 PC in the DMZ, disabling the software firewall but it doesn't help.

    What I think it involves is having ipv6 installed on each. I tried to duplicate the setup of both the XP and a W7 computer, installing the gogo6 tunnel. But apparently it's not setup on this computer because the ping result is the same as on the third computer which hasn't had ipv6 installed.

    I'm not sure where to even start in troubleshooting this since I've tried googling the error message and find lots of unrelated problems.:confused:
     
  2. Jimmyjazz

    Jimmyjazz It's My Birthday! Thread Starter

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    Half solved! Not the better half though.

    I found out the reason why I could ping that and other sites that had ipv6-ness was that I was using an OpenDNS DNS on the XP computer. When I moved it to the Win7, I was able to ping.

    But the problem remains, why am I not able to access ipv6 servers, and why do sites say I have no ipv6 data?
     
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    Do you have Internet Protocol Version 6 installed?
     
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    Jimmyjazz It's My Birthday! Thread Starter

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    I'm not sure how to tell. I have my regular adapter with both ipv4 and ipv6 in its Properties. And then I have the second adapter for the tunnel which also has ipv4 and ipv6. So that means I do have it right?
     
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