3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 9, 2012 9:06 AM by exbrit

    New IP address alert from Firewall protection

    luxor2

      I've received 2alerts that a new LAN IP address was created on my computer and I should mark it as Home or public. I,ve had this computer 5 years with on IP address. The detail shows it as an IPV6 with a 26 character list. Is this dangerous and how do I stop it from occuring?

        • 1. Re: New IP address alert from Firewall protection
          exbrit

          No it shouldn't be dangerous as iPV6 is the newest Internet communications protocol and your Internet Service Provider may be upgrading their service.  Your ISP may be able to provide more information to you regarding what is happening there.

          If you don't use a Network you can choose not to trust any networks and then you wont see any new popups.

           

          Double-click the taskbar icon to open SecurityCenter

          Click PC and Home Network Tools

          Click Home Network Defense

           

          That screen basically reflects what's showing in your Windows Network and Sharing Center

           

          If you don't want to trust the network simply click on your router or modem in that screen and then click 'Don't Trust Network'

           

          Or if you use a network you can identify whatever it is there and give it a name.

           

          Have you connected any new devices either wirelessly or wired?

           

          If not then you mark them as Intruders there and they will be blocked.

          • 2. Re: New IP address alert from Firewall protection
            luxor2

            Your response helped me to find the attached link from Microsoft on IPV6 which is the transition from IPV4 allowing an unlimited number of IP address.

             

            http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/network/bb530961

             

            Thanks

            • 3. Re: New IP address alert from Firewall protection
              exbrit

              That's good.  In my case it would appear that my ISP has yet to climb into the 21st century.

               

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