macOS & Windows - Disable IPv6 on your computer [IPBurger]

To properly use IPBurger VPN services, you must disable IPv6 on your computer. Otherwise, you might have connection problems, or your real IP address might be leaked.

Do you have IPv6?

Follow these steps to check whether your current IP address is IPv6 or not.

  1. Disconnect your VPN, and with just your naked internet connection, go to https://www.ipburger.com.
  2. Check the version of your public IP address. The following screenshot might help.

If it says 'IPv4', then you are good to go. Your IP in this case would be in the format that you are used to: x.x.x.x. There's nothing that you have to do for now. But, we would still suggest that you disable IPv6 on your computer, as you might connect with the internet at some point using an IPv6.
Note: To know more about IPv4 and IPv6, here's a quick read: What is IPv4/v6?

If the version of your IP is IPv6, like in the above screenshot, the chances are you might face interruptions and IP leaks while using IPBurger VPN service.

We kindly ask you to disable IPv6 on your computer, so you will only be assigned an IPv4 by your service provider. Once you have disabled IPv6, you will only have an IPv4. With that, you can have a smooth VPN experience without any IP leaks, and a better service from us.

Follow the steps given below to disable IPv6 on your computer.

Disable IPv6 on your computer

Windows 7 and later

For Windows 7 or later, Microsoft has created a small program that easily does the job, download it here: Disable IPv6 on Windows


MAC OS 10.7.X, 10.8.X, 10.9.X, 10.10.X, AND 10.11.X

Run Terminal Command

In order to disable IPv6 in this OS version, you will need to run a command through the Terminal application. Please note that any changes to the network preferences may revert this setting and the command may need to be run again.

  1. Open Finder
  2. Click on Applications
  3. Click on Utilities Folder
  4. Double Click on Terminal.app

    Run the following command on the terminal window
    For 10.7.x – 10.11.x For 10.10.3
    networksetup -setv6off Wi-Fi networksetup -setv6off “Wi-Fi”

    1-OSX-108-Termnl

Verify IPv6 is turned off

  1. Choose Apple menu
  2. Choose System Preferences

    2-0SX-108-AppleMenu

  3. Click Network.
    • If the Network Preference is locked, click on the lock icon and enter your Admin password to make further changes.
    • Click Unlock

    OSX-108-lock
    OSX-108-LockAuth

  4. Choose Wi-Fi.



  5. Click Advanced, and then click TCP/IP.
  6. Click on the Configure IPv6 pop-up menu and verify it is set to Off.

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MAC OS X (10.5.X AND 10.6.X)

  1. Choose Apple menu
  2. Choose System Preferences

    1-OSX-106-AppleMenu

  3. Click Network.
    • If the Network Preference is locked, click on the lock icon and enter your Admin password to make further changes.
    • Click OK

    OSX-106-Lock 
    OSX-106-LockAuth

  4. Choose AirPort.
  5. Click Advanced, and then click TCP/IP.

    3-OSX-106-Advandced

  6. Click on the Configure IPv6 pop-up menu (typically this is set as Automatically) and click Off.
  7. Click OK and Apply (to apply the change).

    4-OSX-106-Off
 
Ready! Now you should be able to use IPBurger VPN without any problems.

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