IPv6 Expand tool expands the Compressed form of IPv6 Address into Un-Compressed form. It adds the empty octets and full notations to the compressed form of IPv6 Address as contained in the original or full version of the IPv6 Address. This tool is great to restore the short form of IPv6 to its original state.
IPv6 Expand Tool converts the compressed/short form of IPv6 address into its original, uncompressed or full state.
The tool takes a compressed IPv6 address as input and returns the uncompressed IPv6 address by adding empty octets and full notations to the IP as contained in the original or full version of the IPv6 address.
IPv6 is a 128-bit address, represented in hexadecimal notation. There are eight sub-blocks in IPv6 address, with each sub-block of 16 bits size.
An example of IPv6 un-compressed form is
However, expanding an IPv6 address helps to work with IP ranges more efficiently, and the several online tools make that expansion process relatively easy. To expand the compressed IPv6 address, perform the following steps.