File Explorer Network display - IP address


pokeefe0001

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Win 11 Pro 21H2 build 22000.675

File Explorer Network display, Details view - one of the optional fields displayed is IP address.
What determines whether IPv4 or IPv6 will be displayed if both exist? My router and 5 computers are capable of both.

During a couple refreshes of the display the router's displayed address switched between IPv4 and IPv6 several times but now it seems stuck on IPv4.
One of the computers seems to be stuck on IPv6; one seems to randomly show either; one seems to show as IPv6 when it shows, but it didn't appear at all after 3 refreshes even though it was definitely running. (Its IPv6 address is now displayed.)

WiFi vs Ethernet doesn't seem to be involved ... which isn't surprising since only the router would know the connection type.

Is there any way to set a preference for which is displayed?
 

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