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Ultimate Geek


# 243761 30-Dec-2018 15:38
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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. 

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Uber Geek


  # 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

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Ultimate Geek


  # 2152496 31-Dec-2018 08:44
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Thanks for that info, will play with ipv6 settings when I have time.

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