IPV6 address instead of IPV4 (WAN?)

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edge27 asked 3 years ago


For gameplay/port forwarding purposes I usually get my IP address from WhatIsMyIP.com. About 2 months ago I got a new Comcast modem with a built in wifi router. The site still provided me the correct IP address format I'm used to like nn.nnn.nn.nn. But now when I go to WhatIsMyIP it shows me what I believe is an IPV6 address with 7 colons. Why is it doing that and how can I find my regular IP address?


3 Answers
wimiadmin Staff answered 3 years ago

Hi Edge.

Thanks for your question. IPv6 is becoming the new normal and is completely controlled by your ISP (Comcast). You can try powering off your router and powering it back on to see if a new address is assigned and if the new address is an IPv4.

There may also be an option within the router to disable IPv6. You'll need to login to the routers interface and search through the options to see if you can change that setting.

Dawn Sovinsky answered 3 years ago

My IPv6 is: not detected.  Can I get one?

wimiadmin Staff answered 3 years ago

Hi Dawn. Your IP address assignment is controlled 100% by your ISP. IMO, there's not advantage to having an IPv6 instead of an IPv4. As long as you have one or the other, your internet experience shouldn't be any different.

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