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How to configure IPv6 on macOS

lfrah Dar

Overview

IPv6 stands for Internet Protocol version 6. Usually, the IPv6 address is assigned to the system dynamically. However, there may be instances where the administrators will have to configure it manually.

A step-by-step configuration guide

The following steps show us to configure the IPV6 manually on macOS:

  1. Click the Apple icon and choose “System Preferences” from the menu.
  1. Select the Network in the “System Preferences” window.
  1. Select “Internet connection” from the left menu and choose “Wi-Fi.” As shown in the figure below, the selected Wi-Fi is configured on an IPv4 address (172.16.8.72) by default. Click the “Advanced” button to configure an IPV6 address.
  1. Next, select the “TCP/IP” from the tab. If the IP address is configured on IPv4, then disable it by clicking the “Configure IPv4” field and selecting the “Off” option.
  1. Click the “Configure IPv6” field and select “Manually” from the dropdown menu.
  1. Fill in the “IPv6 address”, “Router”, and “Prefix Length” fields. We can get this information from your internet service provider.
  1. Click “Ok”, and your IPv6 address will have been configured successfully!

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