Windows 7 IPv6 netsh configuration option: routerdiscovery=dhcp RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am a technical author, writing a piece on configuring IPv6 clients running various operating systems. I have tried, and clearly failed, to understand the "routerdiscovery=dhcp" option in Windows 7. For example:

    >netsh interface ipv6 set interface "local area connection" routerdiscovery=dhcp

    The only information I have come across regarding this is on the Microsoft Developer Network, but it explains what it is, but not what it does. I would very much appreciate a full explanation of this option, and in which scenario it would be required, as it does not appear to fit into the standard IPv6 mode of operation.

    Thanks in advance, Erfmover.

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:33 PM


  • Hi,

    Usage: netsh interface ipv6 set interface [interface=]<string> [[routerdiscovery=]enabled| disabled| dhcp]

    Parameters: routerdiscovery - can be enabled, disabled, or controlled by DHCP.


    Andy Altmann
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, December 12, 2013 6:29 AM