How to disable IPv6 on Windows?


This guide will show you how to manually disable IPv6 address support on your Windows device.

This method can help if you have connection issues or your IP or DNS are leaking with Surfshark.


This article will cover the IPv6 disable process for Windows 8, and Windows 10. If you have a Windows 7 operating system, check out this article.


  1. Click the Windows logo button on the bottom-left corner of your screen.


  2. Click on the Settings cogwheel in the start bar menu that pops up.


  3. In the Windows Settings window, click on Network & Internet.


  4. On the left panel, choose Wi-Fi if you are using wireless internet or Ethernet if you are using a wired internet connection.


  5. Scroll down to the bottom and click Change adapter options.


  6. Now you will see all TAP adapters on your PC. Right-click on the active TAP adapter, then click Properties.


  7. Untick the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) box and press OK.


  8. Repeat the process with other TAP adapters and reboot your computer.


Congratulations - you have successfully disabled IPv6 on your Windows device! 



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