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Detecting Connectivity

Detecting Connectivity

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Hello everybody,
Can any one informs me how the computer can detect the network type? Assume there are two stacks enabled IPv4 and IPv6, once we plug in the network cable in the slot how the computer detects the network type ? It should try both protocols? how the procedure is done? Please guide me to any documentation that describes these things
thank you

RE: Detecting Connectivity

I don't have any documentation on the subject, but Vista and windows 7 will run a dual stack for IPv4/6.

If you re running an IPv4 Lan, then these will get an IPv6 address called a link local address, and an IPv4 address from your DHCP server.

For PC's that do not have the dual stack enabled by default you can run this command prompt:

netsh interface ipv6 install

hope this helps

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