Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor
Do you have LAN or Wireless? Are you connected to a router?
The OP is Wireless... and almost certainly behind a router, as they have a 24 hour lease. (and it's wireless)
You don't need IPv6. Although Windows 7 does use Ipv6 for things like Homegroups, most of that is done by a 4to6 connection using Teredo. I don't know the specifics there, but Teredo plays an important part.
The reason for this is the entire 192.168.x.x range has been reserved for internal use only. This means that you can have an internal network, and it will never get confused and try to connect to an external source (least that's the reasoning I assume....) There are a few other reserved ranges too, but 192.168.x.x is the most common. Your EXTERNAL IP (the one being broadcast to the rest of the internet) may be IPv6 but you're router handles that, the IP address that you see is almost certainly Ipv4.
You are never going to run out of internal addresses.... certainly not on a home network. Can't imagine many people needing 65,636 addresses (which the 192.168.x.x range has alone)
On to the speed issue.
Log on to your router (probably at 192.168.1.1 but it's whatever the default gateway is that you removed from your first post.) and find the Statistics/internet/broadband page. Then answer this fun list of questions
1. What sort of connection is it? ADSL? Cable? Wireless/Satellite (unlikely...)
2. What's your sync speed? What speeds do you get from site's like Speedtest.net?
3. If DSL/ADSL What's your attenuation?
4. What's your SNR Margin?
5. what speed should you be getting?