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.




389 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

# 243761 30-Dec-2018 15:38
Send private message

Recently I started having all sorts of problems with accessing web pages. Facebook was the worse, pages only partially loading, and other pages wouldn't display at all or were really slow in loading. Trying to attach files in a gmail email was almost impossible. I tried everything from from reinstalling windows 3 times, installing to a different drive, checking memory, updating every driver I could think of, update motherboard bios. From memory, these problems started around the time I was reading lots of forums about some of microsofts windows update causing kayos. 

 

Just to rule out any issue with my internet connection with two degrees(Fibre), I took my computer up to my mates place and tried on his Spark network. Bingo, all problems disappeared.

 

I phone two degrees next when home, as soon as I described the problem they logged straight into my router and disabled ipv6, now running on ipv4. All my problems on my network disappeared.

 

My experience may help some else having the same problem resolve it a lot quicker than I did. 


Create new topic
3885 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 2152320 30-Dec-2018 16:08

Check your firewall and MTU settings. As the problem is probably IPv6 ICMP packets getting blocked somewhere.

Facebook and Gmail work just fine for me on 2degrees with IPv6 enabled.


Edit to add


Ironically I instead had a problem with IPV6 not working on Windows 10. Verified by visiting IPv6 test websites from both windows and Android.

To fix IPv6 in Win10, I downloaded and ran the "prefer IPv6 over ipv4 in prefix policies" and the "re enable IPv6 on all non tunnel interfaces" easy fix wizards from

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/929852/guidance-for-configuring-ipv6-in-windows-for-advanced-users







389 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  # 2152496 31-Dec-2018 08:44
Send private message

Thanks for that info, will play with ipv6 settings when I have time.


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



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 »

Arlo unveils its first video doorbell
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:27


New Zealand students shortlisted for James Dyson Award
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:18


Norton LifeLock Launches Norton 360
Posted 21-Oct-2019 08:11


Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards results
Posted 18-Oct-2019 10:18


Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.