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# 226237 27-Dec-2017 13:49
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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   

 


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  # 1925784 27-Dec-2017 16:56
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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?




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  # 1925799 27-Dec-2017 17:41
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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1925830 27-Dec-2017 18:59
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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.





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  # 1925869 27-Dec-2017 21:09
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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


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  # 1925870 27-Dec-2017 21:15
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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




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  # 1925871 27-Dec-2017 21:15
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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. 

 

 


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  # 1926158 28-Dec-2017 14:02

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.





 
 
 
 




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  # 1926189 28-Dec-2017 14:46
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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)


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