Refers to the 4th revision of the Internet Protocol, where addresses are usually displayed in the form: 192.0.2.235

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Why do I get “General Failure” when pinging host name on a Win 7 node on the network?

This is a very peculiar problem with a station on our network. The client pc is running Windows 7 Pro. What makes this problem interesting is that this client is the only node on the network that ...
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Is there any benefit to using IPv6 on my home network?

I know that IPv6 is the future because there is only 4 billion IPv4 address, but on a home network, you are not going to have 4 billion users. So are there any other benefits that would make IPv6 on a ...
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How common is fancy IP math accepted by tools?

If we specify an IPv4 address we all usually do the pattern of 1.2.3.4 Now essentially this is only 'a' way of writing a 32 bit number in a more human readable form. The IP address 1.2.3.4 can also ...
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What are the equivalent IPV6 versions of IPV4 special-use adresses?

I'm trying to make a private network with 5 computers bellow an external ADSL router with NAT, but internally I want to use IPV6. To do this I need to use private special-use IPV6 addresses, such as ...
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Why do ISPs change your IP address?

Is there any specific reason an ISP will need to change your IP address? What is the purpose of a dynamic IP versus a static IP? For me it seems to happen every 6 months, while for someone I know, it ...
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Does NAT provide security?

I'm following discussions about the IPv4->IPv6 transition, and IPv6 doesn't seem to like NAT at all. I've always thought that NAT was helpful in v4 for some security, I know it doesn't really hide ...
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How do client applications know to use IPv4 or IPv6?

How do servers/computers/users/applications know to request a resource over the Internet with an IPv6 address vs. and IPv4 address?
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Install Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) on Windows 7

I can not explain what has happened, just suddenly I lost my internet connection. On local area connection properties IPv4 is not installed, my ISP says that they only support IPv4. Then I must had it ...
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4in6 tunneling (via OpenVPN?)

I have a local network with internet access. But unfortunately IPv4 internet connection speed is limited to 1mbps, which is realy sad. Fortunately I have a native IPv6, and there is no connection ...
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What happens when all IP addresses run out?

I recently read an article in which they wrote that that there will be a time when there will be no more IP addresses available. Is that right? Do I need to register a website now just in case?
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6to4 vs ISATAP vs Teredo Adapters

I understand that all three adapters mentioned in the title are related to transitioning IPv4 to IPv6. ISATAP: Transmits IPv6 packets between dual-stack nodes on top of an IPv4 network. Teredo: IPv6 ...
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Optimal setting for advanced parameters for Realtek PCI-e GBE family network card

superusers. I am trying to get the best possible setting for my Realtek PCI-e GBE family controller network card so that when it will be literally minimal or zero lag when playing online game. ...
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Throttled download speeds on new router with Comcast (ipv6 vs ipv4)

Issue with Comcast cable on Linksys or Cisco routers (and others) involving throttled download speed on ipv4. I recently upgraded my internet service to 100+ Mbs and also upgraded my router to ...
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SSH tunnel in Ubuntu

How do I create a ssh tunnel in Ubuntu that is persistent? I have tried a lot of ways but I haven't gotten it to work.
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Ping myself, works with ipv6 not ipv4 in Windows 7

I've tried to solve the following problem with no luck and I need some proffesional help. The following is possible: Ping all computers (that I tried) in the domain without problem. Ping myself ...
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How to find the network address of a given subnet?

How do I find the x th subnet of X.X.X.X /XX (300 th subnet of 172.16.0.0 /29)?
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Windows 7 ipv4 autoconfiguration - cannot connect to internet

I get my internet connection from a guy (lets call him my service provider henceforth). He gives internet connections to many students here in my hostel. My PC gets a private IP through his DHCP ...
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How do I find the IPv4 address of a computer on my Macintosh Wi-Fi network?

Is there any way to find the IPv4 address of a certain computer on my Macintosh Wi-Fi network? I know the computer name and such, so how can I use this to pinpoint which IP is theirs?
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Is there a command that allows me to set a prefered IP Address for an adapter? [duplicate]

I've got some customers who should use a specific IP in their network adapter, but manually setting it is a pain sometimes. So I would like to know if there's a shell command / batch that allows me to ...
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Is it possible to configure a static IP alternative for all adapters using the registry?

I was reading the alternative configuration documentation, and thought I'd try to setup a fallback static IP to simplify my setup: ...
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Local DNS server is required to use names instead of full IP?

My computers have local IP addresses such as 192.168.0.X. And many of the computers have names such as "MyPC" or "YourPC" etc. It seems on Windows, in most cases, just using "MyPC" instead of the ...
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Does IPv4 and IPv6 talk to each other?

If a country switches entirely to IPv6, does this changes anything for the other countries? (question inspired by this news article)