Remote Access IPv6 ARP Driver (Wanarpv6) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Remote Access IPv6 ARP Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:System
Display name:Remote Access IPv6 ARP Driver
Service name:Wanarpv6
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\wanarp.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wanarpv6

Default Behavior

The Remote Access IPv6 ARP Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it is being loaded and initialized at Kernel initialization. If Remote Access IPv6 ARP Driver fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the Wanarpv6 service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Remote Access IPv6 ARP Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config Wanarpv6 start= system
sc start Wanarpv6

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The Wanarpv6 service is using the wanarp.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.