The internet is fast running out of IP addresses. If you are wondering how IP addresses work, IP addresses are those unique identification numbers assigned to each computer in the network. Using these numbers the computers communicate with each other in the network. IP addressing is a protocol used by the internet for connecting different computers. Currently IP version 4 is the widely used standard. But there are a finite number of IP addresses that can be distributed, which leads to the exhaustion of IP addresses. The exhaustion IP addresses in IPv4 have led to the development of new standard which is IPv6. But migrating to the new platform is expensive and time consuming. As a result most internet service providers are still not ready to use the new protocol. But the new versions of Windows like Windows Vista and Windows 7 enable IPv6 support automatically in new installations. This results in ISATAP Adapter errors for those who are using ISPs with IPv4 standard. To overcome this issue one must disable the IPv6 ISATAP adapter in new versions of Windows. Microsoft offers phone support and Microsoft live chat for its users who needs assistance in troubleshooting such problems.
Instructions for disabling IPv6 ISATAP adapter in Windows
- Click the Start button. Type Device Manager in the search box and hit ENTER.
- You will now see a list of hardware devices that is connected to your computer. From the list navigate to “Microsoft ISATAP Adapter”.
- You might see it listed with a yellow exclamation point next to it. Right-click on it and click “Uninstall” from the pop-up menu. Windows will now uninstall the adapter. Wait till it completes the un-installation and then refresh the Device
Manager hardware list.
- Now restart the computer. Once you log in back to Windows, the error message would have long gone. Neither will you see any error indication on Device Manager.
Note: You might see multiple entries for Microsoft ISATAP in the Device Manager list if you had used the Add New Hardware function in Windows. In that case you will need to uninstall each instance of ISATAP adapter individually to completely remove it. Once you have completely uninstalled it, restart your computer and the problem will be fixed. In case of any doubts or further assistance, you may contact Microsoft phone support or Microsoft live chat. They are available to assist you 24/7. So just dial in!Google+