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#1 Airhead

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 10:11 AM

Okay, firstly, I screwed up the other day and accidentally deleted some components of Windows.  Since then, I reinstalled them from the WinXP (media center edition) disc.  And there's also been a Windows update installed.  Now my firewall keeps telling me that IPv6 protocol driver - tcpip.sys - is being contacted from

Help!     :blink:  :eh:

#2 Shadowfire


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Posted 22 June 2006 - 12:11 PM

Sounds like your firewall is picking up requests of some sort from a network hub, I don't have much experience with XP MCE though.

Are you on a home network of some kind?

*awaits the arrival of more knowledgeable folk*

Edited by Shadowfire, 22 June 2006 - 12:18 PM.


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#3 NeuralClone

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 01:59 PM

192.168.xxx.xxx is usually an IP address associated with a router on a home network. Most routers designed for home use come with a default IP address of that form. IPv4 is version 4 of the Internet Protocol and uses a 32-bit address (often written as xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx where x is a decimal number). IPv4 is currently in widespread use. IPv6 is version 6 of the Internet Protocol, is not yet in widespread use, will eventually replace IPv4, and will be the second version of the Internet Protocol to be adopted for the general public. Unlike IPv4, IPv6 uses a 128-bit address (written as xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx, where the x is a hexadecimal number).

I'm not sure why your firewall would be freaking over the IPv6 driver, but if you're on a home network then the IP address you mentioned is probably your router. As far as I know, allowing the IPv6 driver to access that IP address shouldn't be a problem. But networking and network security really aren't my areas of expertise.

Edited by NeuralClone, 22 June 2006 - 07:27 PM.

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#4 Airhead

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 04:15 PM

Thanks for your replies, folks.  I did wonder about the router, but I don't recall ever seeing this particular process before.

It could be that I added something that wasn't there before when I reinstalled the things I had accidentally deleted.  I couldn't remember if the 'networking services' box was originally checked or not, so I checked it.  But I still had access to my ISP services without it.  However, I'm wary about deleting it without knowing for sure.

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 02:54 AM

IPv6 Address

IPv6 increases the number of IP addresses available and improves IPv4's routing and network auto-configuration abilities. An IPv6 address consists of 128 bits (16x8 = 128). It uses eight sets of four hexadecimal addresses (16 bits in each set) , separated by a colon (:) . Its look like, xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx (x would be a hexadecimal value).
Ex: 2001:cdba:0000:0000:0000:0000:3257:9652

IPv6 includes the capabilities of IPv4 and any server that can support IPv6 packets can also support IPv4 packets.

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