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How to DISABLE IPv6 on MAC?

Jul 01, 2015
Mar 08, 2018
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Below is the guide how to disable IPv6 on Mac:

1 Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu 

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 2 Click the “Network” icon in the “System Preferences” window.

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3 Insert the following info:

  • Click on  “Ethernet” or “AirPort”.
  • Click Advanced

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4 From TCP/IP tab, click on Configure IPv6 drop down menu and select Off, then click OK and you are done. 

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15 Comments

  1. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Paul,

    I am sorry for the inconvenience. It seems that on some computers it does not give “Off” Option, strange! its a problem in Mac OS.
    But don’t worry I have a solution for you, Please download our Mac software and then you will see option to disable IPv6 within PureVPN Mac app, you can find details here https://support.purevpn.com/how-to-get-protection-from-ipv6-leak-with-purevpn-new-windows-software.
    If you do not know from where to download Mac Software, so here is the download link for your convenience https://billing.purevpn.com/get_started
    Try this and let me know your feedback, I will be waiting for your precious response.

    • From Jared above:
      Run one of the following commands in the Terminal app, depending on your OS version:

      networksetup -setv6off Wi-Fi (without quotes for 10.7.x – 10.11.x)
      networksetup -setv6off “Wi-Fi” (with quotes only for OSX 10.10.3)

  2. Jared says:

    Run one of the following command on the terminal window, depending on your OS version:

    networksetup -setv6off Wi-Fi (for 10.7.x -10.11.x)
    networksetup -setv6off “Wi-Fi” (for 10.10.3)

  3. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. When you select “Manually” it will give you “On-Off” option.
    Let me know if you need additional help.

    Thanks and have a great day 🙂

  4. mark says:

    Mac Canada the option looks turned off until you clic on the bottom right LOCK to enter your Apple credentials, making changes possible. There is no ‘On-Off” toggle for El Capitan OS X 10.11.1. There are three options: Automatically, Manually, and Link-local only. I am using the latter, because manual could turn into a flood of popup confirmations.

  5. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Umbra,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. If you want to disable IPv6, so you need to install our Software as it does not seem to be possible to do it manually on your system. I would also suggest you to join us on 24/7 live chat, so we may guide you in better way.
    Thanks and have a good day 🙂

  6. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Umbra,

    I tested this on different Mac computers and i noticed that on some computers it does not give “Off” Option, strange! its a problem in Mac OS.
    But don’t worry I have a solution for you, Please download our Mac Beta software and disable IPv6 from there, you can find details here http://support.purevpn.com/how-to-get-protection-from-ipv6-leak-with-purevpn-new-windows-software. If you do not know from where to download Mac Beta Software, so here is the download link for your convenience https://billing.purevpn.com/clientarea.php
    Try this and let me know your feedback, i will be waiting for your precious response.
    Have a great day!

    • umbra says:

      Thank you… IDK if the prob is, I dont use your VPN app. I just manually install it onto the Mac… I find that easier to use ( For me) …. So Idk…if thats why.. I doubt it, but eagerly wait your response…

  7. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi Umbra,

    Good day. You can turn it off, if you are unable to do so, please share which version of Mac you are using, so i can guide you accordingly.
    Waiting for your response..

    • umbra says:

      10.11.2 im using. It just says manual or link local and on .. no off option?

      • Thorz says:

        There is no need for Terminal commands, just chose Link-local only under TCP/IP options for IPv6 configuration if Off is not available. This prevents the routing of IPv6 traffic outside of the local segment.

  8. umbra says:

    Too bad that turning this OFF isnt an option any longer>>> MAC < US