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Teredo

Note: This guide does not apply to people using CGNAT.

What is Teredo?

Teredo is a virtual device that aims to make a “tunnel” between IPv4 and IPv6 networks. It does so by assigning your device an IPv6 adress that is bridged to the Microsoft IPv6 server.

It is meant to be used as a temporary solution to devices that don’t already have an IPv6 adress.

Why would you use Teredo?

A few apps (such as a few select Xbox games) use IPv6, but a lot of ISPs are yet to upgrade/provide an IPv6 adress to consumers. Teredo aims to rectify this, albeit only as a temporary solution.

How do I know if I have an IPv6 adress?

To check if your ISP is providing an IPv6 address already, you can go to this website. If you get a 0/10 rating, you don’t have an IPv6 address.

To check if Teredo is enabled, open command propmpt as administrator and type in netsh int teredo show state

The output of this command if the Teredo service is disabled:
teredo disabled

If enabled:
teredo enabled

How do I enable Teredo?

If the previous command gave you the Disabled output, open an command propmpt as administrator, type in the following commands:

  • reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters /v DisabledComponents /t REG_DWORD /d 0x0
  • netsh interface teredo set state type=enterpriseclient
  • netsh interface teredo set state servername=win1910.ipv6.microsoft.com

Reboot the computer after running these commands, then you can check if Teredo is enabled again by running netsh int teredo show state again. This time, you should recieve the Enabled output.

Credit to Randy for commands and images