What is it and does it belong on wife's PC?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by SourMilk, Feb 27, 2010.

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  1. SourMilk

    SourMilk Registered Member

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    Using the firewall contained in Trend Micro Internet Security, all household computers show an IP address of 192.168.xxx.xxx. But my wife's computer shows an extra connection of fe80::47d:1f3f:xxxx:xxxx. I'm pretty sure it's an IPv6 connection but is it necessary and do other computers have a similar IPv6 connection? She runs Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.

    Thanks for any replies,
    SourMilk out

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  2. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

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    Yes, it's IPv6. Here are instructions to disable it if you wish:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929852

    I've read that Windows 7 only requires it if you use the "home group" feature.
     
  3. SourMilk

    SourMilk Registered Member

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    Thank you Victek123. I will leave it alone. Thanks again for your reply. Just had a tsunami here but so far not too big. Have a good one.

    SourMilk out
     
  4. wutsup

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    was that tsunami from the earthquake in chile?
     
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