Does OysterVPN support IPv6? Do I have it on my network?

OysterVPN does not currently support the IPv6 protocol. In rare cases, having IPv6 enabled on your network creates hurdles when connecting to our servers. However, you won’t notice any difference in your daily activities if you disable it. Follow the below steps to check if your network has IPv6 protocol:

  1. To find out your IP address, go to (How to Find Your Router’s IP Address?).
  2. You can check your public IP address here on this page. If your network supports IPv6, you’ll notice a long IP address made up of letters, digits, and dots.
  3. If you don’t have IPv6, you’ll get a shorter IP address that’s just digits and dots. If you notice that IPv6 is active on your network, please turn it off so that you can use OysterVPN without interruption.
  4. On Windows, macOS, and Linux devices, you can disable IPv6 directly.

How to Disable IPv6 on Your Device

Like most VPNs, OysterVPN does not support IPv6. Your connection is automatically encrypted via IPv4 so it shouldn’t affect your connection. However, if you still want to disable IPv6 directly, follow the simple instructions below:

How to Disable IPv6 on Your Router:

  1. Log in to your router’s admin access page. You can do this by entering your router’s default IP address in a web browser. Check the base of your router for information on admin access.
  2. Open Advanced Settings, find IPv6, and disable it.
  3. Press OK and restart your router.

How to Disable IPv6 on Windows 10:

  1. Open the Settings Window and select Network and Internet > Status.
  2. At the lower end of the section, you’ll find the option ‘Change Adapter Options’. Click on it.
  3. You’ll see a number of wifi and ethernet connections. Find your active internet connection and right-click.
  4. Select ‘Properties’ from the menu and then uncheck the box labeled Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).
  5. Press OK to successfully complete the process. Remember to restart your computer before continuing.

How to Disable IPv6 on MacOS:

  1. Click on System Settings > Network > Wifi
  2. Click on the Details button next to the active wifi connection
  3. On the right side, you’ll find the TCP/IP option. Click on it
  4. Select the ‘Configure IPv6’ option and from the drop-down menu select ‘Link-Local Only’.
  5. Press OK to complete the procedure and then restart your Mac before continuing.

How to Disable IPv6 on Android:

  1. Open Settings and Select Connections > Mobile Networks
  2. Select your Mobile network from the Access Point Names list
  3. Find the option APN Protocol
  4. Choose IPv4 from the list of options to disable IPv6

Devices with iOS (iPhone or iPad) and gaming consoles do not allow direct disabling of IPv6. To do this, update the settings on your router as explained above.

If you need more assistance setting up your VPN, contact our tech support team via live chat or email (