Help: had to turn off IPv6 for airtunes, will that limit other things?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Scott-n-Houston, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Gang,

    My airtunes was randomly breaking when trying to stream to my Airport Express and AppleTV. The dreaded (-15000) unknown error message kept appearing. Through searches here and elsewhere, I found a solution that has worked for me. I have turned off IPv6.

    System Pref >> Network >>Advanced >> TCP/IP >> Configure IPv6: set it to "off".

    It was on "Automatically" prior to my change.

    This switch fixed my problem with the airtunes streaming.

    My question is: Will this prevent me from fully utilizing anything else that my require IPv6?

    I'm not familiar with what that might be, or why we even need it. From what I've read, it's likely something needed or utilized on a large network, but at home, it seems unnecessary. Am I missing something or will I regret having to turn it off?

    TIA
     
  2. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    At the moment you will be fine but watch out for it in years to come :)
     
  3. Scott-n-Houston thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #3

    Good point. Hopefully Apple fixes Airtunes by then! ;)

    Thanks!
     

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