Can ping only with IPv6 Link Local Address


  • I'm doing some test with IPv6 for a small office.

    I made a network of few devices with a Windows 2016 DHCPv6 Server, another Windows 2016 Server, 1 Windows 10 Workstation and other networked devices.

    This LAN has no Internet Access and no router.

    I assigned a "fixed" IPv6 address to DHCPv6 server in the range fdce:...., added a scope with equal prefix and prefix length of 64, configured reservations and options, and the DHCPv6 successfully assigns addresses to all computers and devices.

    But when I try to ping one device from another with fdce:.... address, the ping fails (timeout or, sometimes "general error / transmission failed"). The ping with the link local address fe80::... succeed.

    Not sure if this is useful but "netsh int ipv6 show neigh" show some address as "not up to date".

    Any idea? Am I missing something?

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:54 PM

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  • Hi ,

    Please try to disable the firewall on both machines and then check again.

    Also ,check the event log to see if there are something related for us to troubleshooting.

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    Friday, January 12, 2018 9:15 AM
  • Hi,

    thanks for reply. I made some further test and found that in DHCPv6 clients a fdce::.../64 route is missing.

    Running on DHCPv6 Server

    Get-NetAdapter -Physical | Set-NetRoute -AddressFamily IPv6 -DestinationPrefix "$prefix::/$prefixLength" -Publish Yes

    temporary solves, but apparently only until next reboot/restart of the server.

    What is the correct/supported way to handle this scenario?

    Friday, January 12, 2018 9:41 AM