IPv6 leak protection (Windows)

VirtualShield now offers IPv6 leak protection by disabling IPv6 traffic while connected to our VPN, thus providing you with a guarantee that no Internet traffic leaks out over your regular connection while connected to VPN.

Note: This feature is entirely optional and can be enabled or disabled at any time.


IPv6 Protection

  1. Open the VirtualShield Windows application.

  2. Open the Settings panel by clicking the Cog/Gear shaped icon near the top-right of the app.

  3. Inside the settings panel, select the IPv6 leak protection option.

  4. Click the Save button to save your settings.


What is IPv6 and how is it different from IPv4?

IPv4 is the 4th revision of the Internet Protocol (IP) which is used to identify devices on a network. Whilst IPv4 is the most widely deployed internet protocol it is a 32-bit system which means it only allows for 2^32 addresses, meaning there can be a maximum of 4,294,967,296 addresses or devices at any one time.
IPv6 is a 128-bit address system which allows for a significantly higher number of addresses or devices at a single time.

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