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My Macbook Pro running Mavericks picks up my ISP's (native) IPv6 support with automatic configuration just fine on bootup. I'm using an AirPort Extreme 802.11ac (2013) with default settings.

If then connect to an IPv4-only VPN, I lose IPv6 connectivity, as expected.

However, when I disconnect from the VPN, my Macbook Pro will not pick up IPv6 from my ISP until I reboot, as not expected. Configuration remains on Automatic, it just won't configure itself.

How can I make it immediately reconnect to IPv6 when I quit the VPN?

  • Are you using an AirPort Extreme, or some other router (and if so, which one)? – Michael Hampton Dec 26 '13 at 5:44
  • @MichaelHampton The 2013 Extreme. – ERJ Jan 10 '14 at 5:14
  • If you turn wifi off and back on (reconnect to AP Extreme), does that also fix IPv6? Perhaps you could post the output of netstat in Terminal.app both before starting the VPN and after disconnecting? – drfrogsplat Jan 10 '14 at 5:38
  • Wait, which version of Mac OS X are you running? – Michael Hampton Jan 11 '14 at 2:56
  • @MichaelHampton Mavericks. – ERJ Jan 11 '14 at 8:41

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