To test IPv6 connectivity by using the ping6 command

1.

To obtain the IPv6 configuration for a computer, open Command Prompt, and then type ipv6 if. If IPv6 is not installed, see Related Topics.

2.

Use one of the following commands to ping another IPv6 node:

To ping the link-local address of another node on your link (also known as a subnet):

ping6 Address%ScopeID

where Address is the link-local address of the other node and ScopeID is the interface index for the interface from which you want to send ping6 packets. You can obtain the interface index from the display of the ipv6 if command.

If the ping6 command fails, verify the link-local address of the other node and the scope ID.

To ping the site-local address of another node:

ping6 Address%ScopeID

where Address is the site-local address of the other node and ScopeID is the site identifier from the display of the ipv6 if command. If you are not using site identifiers, the %ScopeID portion of the command is not required.

If the ping6 command fails, verify the site-local address of the other node and the scope ID.

To ping the global address of another node:

ping6 Address

where Address is the global address of the other node.

If the ping6 command fails, verify the global address of the other node.

To ping another node by name:

ping6 Name

where Name is a name that can be resolved to an IPv6 address through entries in the local hosts file, or through AAAA resource records that are present in your Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure.

If the ping6 command fails, verify that the name can be resolved to an IPv6 address.

To ping the IPv4-compatible address of another node:

ping6 ::IPv4Address

where IPv4Address is the public IPv4 address of the other node.

If the ping6 command fails, verify the IPv4 address of the other node.

Note

To open command prompt, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt

Related Topics

Test an IPv6 configuration by using the ping6 command

Install IPv6

View the interface configuration

Trace a path by using the tracert6 command

IPv6 utilities

Troubleshooting

IPv6 traffic between nodes on different subnets of an IPv6 internetwork

Single subnet with link-local addresses

Name resolution

Internet Control Message Protocol for IPv6 (ICMPv6)



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