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Ultimate Geek

#195690 29-Apr-2016 21:26
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A win7 and Win10 box both had not updated for several months now. I tried various registry and other fixes, including the Windows Update Automated Troubleshooter.


Nothing worked until on a whim I disabled IPv6 in the fritzbox. Immediately windows update starts downloading, and all is now fine.


IPv6 works perfectly well in other situations, just not here. Hopefully this will be useful for others if they have a similar problem. For reference the Win10 error code was 0x80240442



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Ultimate Geek


  #1544315 29-Apr-2016 23:09
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Did other IPv6 traffic work? I've had Windows update traffic come in over v6 on my 2dg line. I'm not using a Fritzbox though.


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Ultimate Geek

  #1544457 30-Apr-2016 12:58
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Yes other IPv6 traffic did work, I got GeekZone IPv6 logo, and generally use IPVFox to monitor connections.


I also definitely used to get windows updates over IPv6 too, something changed?


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  #1544488 30-Apr-2016 13:26
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There seems to be two kinds of threads on Geekzone about IPv4 vs ipv6.

1) talking about how crucial it is for ISPs to upgrade to IPv6 right now or else things won't work because IPv4 is so terrible.
2). Talking about how something doesn't work on IPv6 but IPv4 is totally fine.

These two threads should not belong in the same world.
(I haven't seen any threads about things working on IPv6 but not working over IPv4)

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  #1544509 30-Apr-2016 14:45
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Nothing worked until on a whim I disabled IPv6 in the fritzbox. Immediately windows update starts downloading, and all is now fine.



Me too. I needed to disable ipv6 on my Windows 10 box to get Windows update to work.


Is this a 2degrees Akami or Microsoft issue?

Obsequious hypocrite


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  #1544517 30-Apr-2016 15:17
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no problems here - have 2degrees IPv6 enabled on my 7490 and have literally windows updated dozens of windows 7/8/10/2012 machines - had no issues at all


are you using anything like 3rd party DNS on the router? using Fritzbox wifi or lan?

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