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Question: Why am I getting an IPv6 on safari

Searching on google and keep getting an IPv6 window with a CAPTCA

iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iOS 5.1

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Nov 18, 2017 3:53 PM in response to Mentisda In response to Mentisda

Hi. IPv6 is the new style of internet address, using hex digits, much longer than the 4 bytes of IPv4. If you're using this, you will see your own address in the new format in Settings > WiFi, when you tap the ℹ for your network. Otherwise, I believe it's only likely if you're using a VPN,


Now, I don't know why you'd see an IPv6 "window" with anything, unless it's a hack. Is it actually in the google search page, or when you follow a link in the search results? Could you post a screenshot (use the camera icon in the site editor). Be sure to redact any personal info.

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