Pinging from Windows and ensuring you get an IPv4 response, not an IPv6 gobbledygook

Oh gawd. The world is running out of IP Addresses and according to some, it happened 2+ years ago.


But, IPv6 is coming and of course, Windows for a long time now has had native support for it. The challenge is, with DNS registrations, quite often you’ll get the IPv6 response from a ping, rather than the IPv4 you’d like. Such as this…


The fix is simple… the Ping command has had v4 and v6 capabilities for a while now…


So if you aren’t getting the response you expect, simply do the following:

   1: Ping Host_Name -4