This laptop has old NIC drivers without IPv6. Easy to check when looking at the properties of your network connections driver. Newer systems within the last 3 years should be good to go or find updated drivers for your older system(s)
If you have IPv6, you'll see a global-scope IPv6 address in your ipconfig output or your OS's equivalent. Link-local addresses beginning with fe80 don't normally count, as they are non-routable (much like 192.168.x.y, 172.16.x.y-172.31.x.y and 10.x.y.z IPv4 addresses). The only situation in which link-local addresses may count is if you have an IPv6-enabled proxy-server on your LAN, in which case your PC may use its link-local address to connect to the proxy which will then forward the request using its global address.
Thankfully NAPT66 has since been invented and the single biggest thing holding back widespread IPV6 acceptance is no longer an issue. Funniest part is that it was a Chinese student desiring to maintain the ability to mask his local network from the "big brother" Chinese government.
And before someone spouts off that "its not needed", if you've been keeping up with news stateside ISP's are already looking for ways to charge for different types of traffic. Cell phone makers are prohibiting tethering (essentially the same as a router) and seeking ways to control how you use the data on your cell phone. ISP's are not your friend, they won't be nice and understanding once they can enumerate your network and charge by device rather then as a service.
[citation][nom]palladin9479[/nom]Thankfully NAPT66 has since been invented and the single biggest thing holding back widespread IPV6 acceptance is no longer an issue.[/citation]
No joke. People just don't get this. I bought my first router for security and privacy. What makes a router a router? Network Address Translation (NAT). A plain stock IPv6 'router' isn't really so much a router as it is more of a complex hub (potentially with a Wi-Fi Access Point). What I run and how I use my available network traffic is something I consider privileged information and certainly not essential for my ISP to know.
nvm...i spoke to soon...i guess i can't really reach direct IPv6 websites...i will have to go through some kind of emulator or something like that...this stuff is confusing me...oh well....i am sure that the ISP will work on it once it becomes standard