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Topic # 165799 21-Feb-2015 08:37
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On VF VDSL.  Win 7 laptop, with Huwawei HG659 modem.

Noticed in last few weeks internet connectivity would 'pause' momentarily, maybe 5 - 10 seconds when loading web pages, or seeking any new information such as iTunes updates.  

This often resulted in the web browser (normally Chrome) returning a page not found or unable to connect error, a few seconds later this would either correct itself or a quick refresh would see things promptly up and running.  Frequent 'cannot connect to server' issues with iTunes as well which I assume was related.

Other devices on the network also seem to have the same 'pause' before doing anything on the net.

Looking online I ended up disabling IPV6 in the network settings, and presto all the issues are gone.  

Mixed information on disabling IPV6.  As yet haven't noticed a downside.  Does this affect anything in a simple home setup?  Has this fixed the problem or just worked around it?  Can IPV6 be disabled at the modem so all devices are effected?

Thanks.





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  Reply # 1243416 21-Feb-2015 08:39
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Obviously its going to cause a problem if you are trying to connect to IPv6 resources. But I don't think Vodafone support it anyway. Did you computer have an IPv6 address (e.g. in ipconfig) in the first place?







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  Reply # 1243441 21-Feb-2015 08:50
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Zeon: Obviously its going to cause a problem if you are trying to connect to IPv6 resources. But I don't think Vodafone support it anyway. Did you computer have an IPv6 address (e.g. in ipconfig) in the first place?


No, only IPV4 listed.  

Can't understand why this suddenly started happening, but turning off IPV6 has instantly rectified things.  Odd...thats why I wanted to check there wasn't a downside.  I haven't dug into the router yet to see if I can disable it there.




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