5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 21, 2014 6:25 AM by badri1124
clbradshaw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

how do I disable disable ipv6 for OSX 10.9.1, I don't seem to have the option "no"  

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.1), Mid 2011 27" 3.4GHZ i7 /16GB
  • clbradshaw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    We nobody responded so I fixed it myself,  by going in to terminal and typing the following

     

    up -setv6off "Ethernet"

    up -setv6off "Wi-fi"

     

    now I have the off option and it is disabled.  once Apple updates the airport with more option to ipv6 on the airport I will reavaulate. 

  • sca Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi clbradshaw

     

    It is missing a part of the command:

     

    networksetup -setv6off wi-fi

    networksetup -setv6off ethernet

     

    I was looking for how to disable IPV6 and I found your post, but when I tried it didn't work.

  • Alexei_9999x@44 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    that solved the problem of no wi-fi after sleep

  • Michael Madsen, Denmark Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Use:

     

    networksetup -listallnetworkservices

     

    to list your devices. Then use e.g.:

     

    networksetup -setv6off "Thunderbolt Ethernet Slot 1"

     

    or whatever your device is called (you only need the quotes if the device name contains spaces).

  • badri1124 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Michael Madsen

    to add to the discussion, for Mavericks 10.9.4

    I did as you explained got the following results,

    $ networksetup -listallnetworkservices

    An asterisk (*) denotes that a network service is disabled.

    Ethernet Adaptor (en3)

    Wi-Fi

    Bluetooth PAN

    Thunderbolt Bridge

    Ethernet Adaptor (en1)

    Bluetooth DUN

    $ networksetup -setv6off "Thunderbolt Bridge"

    $ networksetup -setv6off "Bluetooth DUN"

    $ networksetup -setv6off "Ethernet Adaptor (en1)"

    $ networksetup -setv6off "Ethernet Adaptor (en3)"

    $ networksetup -setv6off "Bluetooth PAN"

    $ networksetup -setv6off "WI-Fi"

    $ networksetup -listallnetworkservices

    An asterisk (*) denotes that a network service is disabled.

    Ethernet Adaptor (en3)

    Wi-Fi

    Bluetooth PAN

    Thunderbolt Bridge

    Ethernet Adaptor (en1)

    Bluetooth DUN

     

    why it is not switching it off

    to add further to the discussion,

     

    and also i can see ipv6 address ::1 and fe80:1::1 being present

     

    and also when i run $ netstat -i ipv6 -gps

     

    Name  Mtu   Network       Address            Ipkts Ierrs    Opkts Oerrs  Coll

    lo0   16384 <Link#1>                          1155     0     1155     0     0

    lo0   16384 localhost   ::1                   1155     -     1155     -     -

    lo0   16384 127           localhost           1155     -     1155     -     -

    lo0   16384 nikhils-mac fe80:1::1             1155     -     1155     -     -