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Yeah it was intermittent for me. Also there were some DNS issues going on - sometimes the router would show IPv4 addresses in its list of IPv6 DNS forwarders. Other times it shows IPv6 addresses. Have you also noticed how long website lookups take sometimes ? Sometimes sits there for ages before page load. Also tested with nslookup and IPv6 lookups sometimes outright failed the first couple of times then succeeeded. I'm using Cloudflare for DNS now without using any IPv6 route, and all these issues have been solved.

Level 2
I have suspected DNS issue at the very beginning.
However I tried private Google DNS and it didn't help.
Level 2

Any resolution? Also having this issue.


Hi @GingeMan,


Please send us a private message and we'd be glad to assist. 



Level 3

For anyone that can't be bothered playing the TPG support game:


1. Turn Wifi OFF on the Sagemcom router. (both 2.4 and 5 ghz bands)

2. Get another Wifi router, and connect a cable from that new router's WAN port to the Sagemcom LAN port.

3. Set your new router's LAN IP range to something other than 192.168.1.x (as this is used by the Sagemcom). If the new router already uses something else (like 192.168.0.x or 192.168.50.x), then you don't need to do anything.

4. Connect all your devices to the new Wifi router now going forward.

5. Disable IPv6 in the new router.

6. Set the DNS forwarders in your new router to something like Cloudflare or Quad9. (You can decide not to do this, however you'll still be relying on the Sagemcom DNS server if you don't. It's just not necessary to add another layer of DNS forwarding when you can tell your new router just to go straight to upstream DNS directly).


Enjoy problem free internet on the super fast 5G. Yes it adds another layer of NAT, but it really has very little effect.

Level 2

Sounds like a gremlin got stuck in the code! Seriously though, that's super frustrating. Maybe it's a setting that needs tweaking, or an update on the app's end.On a different note, this whole conversation about bad apps got me thinking – there are tons of apps out there that seem designed to waste our time, not to mention our data. Wouldn't it be great if there were more what apps actually pay you instead of the other way around? I know there are some survey apps and stuff, but have any of you found any hidden gems that pay you for doing things you already do, like shopping or browsing?

Level 3
This exact thing is happening to me now, has to be the Sagemcomm 5866 hence why they now use Nokia FastMile 3.2 5G Modem now.
Level 3

You're kidding? They've ditched the Sagecom now and back to a Nokia? Wonder if we can request a swap.


Edit: Oh yes I see, sold from April 10th 2024. ** it, trust me to have only just joined before this happened and gotten the bug ridden Sagemcom :-/

Level 2

After no help from TPG support and not being able to get a hold of them at all.

@shaunf69, getting a new router and following your steps has worked perfectly. Thank you!

Level 2

Replying to @orunitia, post 29th April.


VPN solution works for me. Thanks.

Have talked to support, on multiple occasions, who even switched AP from Sagemcom to Nokia, which then fell over within a couple of weeks. TPG won't accept that they have a network configuration issue. Even tried to tell me it was a "known problem", not remotely interested when I said I'd switch provider, which is really strange given they'd worn the cost of AP changeover.