ISP and network IPv6 compatible?

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How can I verify if my ISP and our network is IPv6 compatible?

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If you go into command line and do a ipconfig /all you should be able to see if your ip address from your ISP is a IPv4 or IPv6.

C:\Users\>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : xxx
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : .test.contoso.com
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : test.contoso.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : test.contoso.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E
Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-4D-C4-CB-86
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c88:d92e:874e:f366%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 172.xxx.xxx.xxx(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.252.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, June 17, 2011 1:19:55 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, July 21, 2011 10:22:50 PM
<b> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 172.xxx.xxx.xxx
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.xxx.xxx.xxx</b>
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234xxxxxx
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx

<b> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :172.xxx.xxx.xxx
172.xxx.xxx.xxx
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 172.xxx.xxx.xxx
Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . : 172.xxx.xxx.xxx</b>
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

The section in bold shows that I’m using IPv4 address
You can use IPv6 within your network even if your ISP doesn’t support it yet with the proper set up.

You can also use check this web site and it will tell you.

http://test-ipv6.com/

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  • Bhorrigan
    For an update on where the major ISPs are with the transition to IPv6, please see: http://searchenterprisewan.techtarget.com/tip/Where-are-top-Internet-service-providers-with-IPv6
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