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    IPv6 connectivity with Windows 7

    Anyone else having issues with IPv6 with Windows 7 machines? In the Fritzbox is running, and I boot up my PC, then I have IPv6 (I am with Internode). Everything works fine until I have a dropout of my internet connection.

    Once the Fritzbox has re-synched and reconnected, I no longer have IPv6. To regain IPv6 connectivity, I have to reboot the PC

    This appears to be a Windows 7 thing, as IPv6 continues to work fine on my iPhone (connected via WLAN).

    Any suggestions most welcome

    Cheers

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    I have issues with Windows 7 and IPv6 too. After bringing the PC out of sleep mode I sometimes lose IPv6 conectivity but not always. A reboot of the PC restores IPv6. My iPad still has IPv6 conectivity when the PC has stopped working. This is using a Netcomm modem, I have only just received my fritxbox and haven't set it up yet.

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    Thanks for that blip: its (sort of) good to know its not likely an issue with the Fritzbox . Hopefully if it is a Win 7 thing, Microsoft may get round to fixing it

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    It is most definitely Win 7 related - I don't have the issue with XP - only Win7 - and I did extensive troubleshooting with Freddyfinn (Whirlpool)

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    Have you guys upgraded to Windows 7 Service Pack 1 that has just become available in the last few days?

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    Yes. Didn't work with either release or SP1. It's a win 7 bug.

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    Yep, appears to be 'known' for a good 12 months or so now by the community but obviously not MS.

    http://lists.cluenet.de/pipermail/ip...er/002718.html

    which is linked from http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...5-f3a26f799254

    And as of Feb, it appears that there may be a workaround (guessing it is to extend the preferredLifeTime timer to a really large value) that is going to be rolled out in the 7270 and hopefully will eventually reach the 7390

    oops edit: forgot the link.. http://www.sixxs.net/forum/?msg=general-3235297

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