I am having an issue in prioritizing my IP network in Windows 8 to use IPv4 as default. Currently when ever I browser IP detection sites, they show me IPv6 address. How do I change this behavior??
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Modern browsers will use IPv6 when it is available. As you see IPv6 addresses in address detection sites it means it works. Why disable it then? Be glad it works! :-)
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Applications implementing RFC6555 (Happy Eyes) do not require such changes, the majority of modern web browsers have already implemented it.
In the case of applications not implementing Happy Eyes the easiest route is to disable the IPv6 stack as workarounds may not be available for all supported platforms.
The RFC discusses an interesting point that the faster path is not always the best path as it can place additional undue burden on the IPv4 route when resources should be deployed to upgrade the IPv6 route.