Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




589 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 103
Inactive user


Topic # 226237 27-Dec-2017 13:49
Send private message

Hi Team.

 

 

 

I have a strange issue.

 

My IPV6 isn't working in any browser even though I have a IPV6 address in my network settings.. It simply stopped working I think after I installed Tunnelbear VPN (I have removed this now) 

 

(Windows 10 Pro)

 

I have reset all network settings and tried other browsers... 

 

Also when I removed and reinstalled my nic driver it came back briefly   

 


Create new topic
1510 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 373


  Reply # 1925784 27-Dec-2017 16:56
Send private message

Sometimes IPv6 dies after my W10 desktop comes back from sleep mode.  A restart always fixes it.  I haven't bothered digging much further into it but might do the next time it occurs.

 

Can you resolve IPv6 addresses from cmd prompt?  ie what's the result of running an ipconfig /flushdns followed by ping -6 facebook.com?

 

I'll hazard a guess that it also comes back after physically unplugging your PC from the network and also when disabling/re-enabling the NIC from device manager?




589 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 103
Inactive user


  Reply # 1925799 27-Dec-2017 17:41
Send private message

Disabling and re-enabling the nic in device manager does not bring it back. neither does unplugging and plugging the Ethernet cable.

 

Also I do have a IPV6 Enabled network as it was working it's just not now. Like I can access geekzone with the IPV6 Logo on any other device except this one.

 

Restarts also don't fix this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
20882 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4094

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1925830 27-Dec-2017 18:59
Send private message

I have the oppostie problem, want to disable v6 on windows and never seem to be able to.

 

Reason is my VPN provider gives out v6 addresses, but I guess since the large number of people use it from china, I keep getting geolocated in china and not the USA so heaps of things dont work.





Richard rich.ms

1510 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 373


  Reply # 1925869 27-Dec-2017 21:09
Send private message

From those tests, IPv6 is working for you.  What site is giving you that result?

 

 

 

Edit, maybe you should have viewed the suggested link? http://test-ipv6.com/faq_avoids_ipv6.html


1510 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 373


  Reply # 1925870 27-Dec-2017 21:15
Send private message

richms:

 

I have the oppostie problem, want to disable v6 on windows and never seem to be able to.

 

Reason is my VPN provider gives out v6 addresses, but I guess since the large number of people use it from china, I keep getting geolocated in china and not the USA so heaps of things dont work.

 

Disable it in your router




589 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 103
Inactive user


  Reply # 1925871 27-Dec-2017 21:15
Send private message

MadEngineer:

 

From those tests, IPv6 is working for you.  What site is giving you that result?

 

 

 

Edit, maybe you should have viewed the suggested link? http://test-ipv6.com/faq_avoids_ipv6.html

 

 

 

 

That link wasn't helpful (I looked at that before)

 

I have also tried different browsers and it gives the same result. 

 

 


2501 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 898

Subscriber

  Reply # 1926158 28-Dec-2017 14:02
Send private message

Presumably tunnelbear VPN did something to disable IPv6 as a means of stopping the browsers from getting direct connections. Check for unwanted browser add-ons. And check the browser proxy settings.

Do you have a system restore point that dates back to before tunnelbear VPN was installed, that you could roll back to? Otherwise you may have to reinstall Windows.







589 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 103
Inactive user


  Reply # 1926189 28-Dec-2017 14:46
Send private message

Aredwood: Presumably tunnelbear VPN did something to disable IPv6 as a means of stopping the browsers from getting direct connections. Check for unwanted browser add-ons. And check the browser proxy settings.

Do you have a system restore point that dates back to before tunnelbear VPN was installed, that you could roll back to? Otherwise you may have to reinstall Windows.

 

 

 

Thanks very much!

 

Yes I did have a system restore point and I have restored and now it's working again!

 

And it's also fixed a few other issues I was having.

 

So What ever tunnel bear did it was deep in the system and I was thinking I would have to reinstall windows 

 

I never even considered system restore and I usually have it disabled as I don't use it but I am glad it wasn't.

 

It wasn't a browser add on as I removed chrome and reinstalled and also tried another browser with the same result. 

 

But I have noticed that it goes away again but comes back after I restart (no biggie)


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25


New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48


Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.