IPv4 not detected

Alejandro Marquez asked 2 years ago

I've been having some problems with my internet connection and I can only access certain websites. I'm not sure if it's a problem with my PC configuration or something else. I wanted to check what my ip address is, but to my surprise it says IPv4: not detected. What does this mean? I've also had some problems contacting the DHCP Server whenever I try to use ipconfig /renew. Is this a problem with my PC or what could it be?
Thank you

1 Answers
wimiadmin Staff answered 2 years ago

Hi Alejandro. Thanks for your question. I deleted the duplicates because our system will flag you as a spammer if the same question is asked many times over.

IPv6 is a new IP format since we've run out of IPv4. Any server wishing to host websites to all visitors must be IPv6 compatible. Not all hosts are compatible at this point in time. Hence why you're not able to see some websites.

To fix this problem, login to your router where your main IP is assigned. This is the equipment provided by your ISP. Once logged in, look for the WAN section. There should be a setting labeled something about "Force IPv6" or similar. Change that setting, reboot the router and come back to our site to see if you've had an IPv4 assigned. If so, we'll detect it and you should be able to surf all the sites you haven't been able to get to previously. Some routers allow for IPv4 and IPv6 assignment. This would be ideal if you have that option.

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