The following explains the procedure for specifying IPv6 address settings. After specifying the IPv6 address settings, perform the procedure in "Checking Network Connection (IPv6)," check that the network settings are correct.
The machine can use up to nine of the IPv6 addresses below. With IPv6 communication, multiple IPv6 addresses can be used at the same time.
An address that is only valid within the same link. A link local address is automatically set using a specific prefix (fe80::) and an interface identifier generated from the MAC address of the machine. When the machine is using the functions of IPv6, one link local address is always registered.
A fixed address.
- Stateless address (0 to 6)
A stateless address is automatically set using the machine's MAC address and the prefix (information indicating the network it belongs to) included in the RA (Router Advertisement) notified by the router when the machine is started.
- Stateful address (0 or 1)
A stateful address can be obtained from a DHCP server using DHCPv6.