IPv6 is a network protocol through which we can communicate over the network. As IPv6 is more advanced than IPv4, you can enable it on your LG TV to support multicast addresses with high security and to make routing productive. It can boost the internet speed on LG TV so you don’t have to use Network Address Translation (NAT) which might slow down the connection. If you worry about online privacy, it is recommended to use IPv6 instead of IPv4.
Should IPv6 be ON or OFF on LG TV
IPv6 (128-bit IP address) is the recent version of Internet Protocol which consists alphanumeric address that has 8 fields that are separated by colons. IPv6 has benefits like advanced network layer security, auto-configuration capabilities, larger address space, etc. So, enabling it on your LG Smart TV is a better option.
How to Enable IPv6 on LG TV
1. Turn ON and connect your LG TV to a WiFi network.
2. Tap the Settings button on your LG TV remote.
3. Navigate to the Network option from the home screen.
4. Select Wi-Fi Connection from the options shown.
5. Scroll down and click Advanced Wi-Fi Settings.
6. Tap IPv6 and pick ON to enable it.
Follow the same steps and hit OFF to disable IPv6 on LG TV.
Benefits of IPv6
Improved Efficient Routing: IPv6 makes routing more efficient by minimizing the size of routing tables.
Improved Packet Processing: Compared to IPv4, IPv6 has no IP-level checksum. So there is no need for checksum to re-evaluate at each router hop.
Easy Network Configuration: IPv6 has built-in auto-configuration. So it can automatically configure, including the IP address assignment and device numbering when connected to any IPv6 device.
High Security: IPSec offers confidentiality, authentication, and data integrity in IPv6.
Directed Data Flows: Rather than broadcast, IPv6 supports multicast. Because of this, IPv6 can permit bandwidth-intensive packet flows to different destinations concurrently by saving the network bandwidth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Press the Settings button on your LG TV remote → click Network → WiFi-Connection → Advanced Wi-Fi Settings → select IPv6 and hit OFF.
Yes. With the help of the LG ThinQ app, you can find the IP address on an LG TV without a remote.