Windows 10: Network instability issues when serving a website from localhost


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    Windows 10 Professional
       28 Nov 2016 #1

    Network instability issues when serving a website from localhost


    Hi guys,

    First time poster here.

    I have an issue with my Windows 10 Pro installation. Whenever I try to serve a local website from localhost (either using the nodejs http-server, browser-sync etc. or IIS) the request takes ages to process and the assets do not load completely or correctly. This also happens when browsing websites but a lot less frequent.

    For example, if images eventually do load, they load only partially or badly decoded - like a messed up jigsaw puzzle.
    Even the default IIS website which only contains one .png image out of 3 requests, once it fails to load the image.

    Curiously however, today I was doing some debugging from visual studio with IIS Express and the website I was debugging worked perfectly.

    If I am to load a static html website using either IIS or a nodejs web-server and navigate to it via localhost or 127.0.0.1 the issue above occurs.
    If I open an webpage with File > Open from the browser it works perfectly though - so the issue must be web-server / localhost related.

    Additionally, it seems the network is not stable enough to allow file downloads.
    Each time I try and download a file from the internet it fails. Chrome says Failed - Network Error while Edge just says it cannot download the file. I have to hit resume several times just to get a few Kb of data.The issue occurred some time after I've reinstalled windows - this weekend.

    I'm running windows 10 Pro Insider's build 14965 on a Dell XPS 15 9550. This is the same build I was running before I did a windows 10 reinstall and I did not have this issue.

    Things I've tried:
    Boot up an Ubuntu live cd - it serves files from localhost perfectly so I don't think it's a hardware issue. Also downloads work
    Disable antivirus software - issue still there
    Disable windows firewall - no change
    Disable IPv6 - nothing changed
    Disable any power saving and WMM features from the wireless adapter
    Cleared all cache and cookies from the browsers - still no luck
    Manually set DNS server
    Cleared DNS and WinSock cache/catalog
    Reinstalled all network drivers and then some older versions - no change
    Did a full network reset - no change

    Things that are working:
    - Doing a network speed test yields expected results with a decent ping ms time
    - Downloading from torrents, doing a npm install or wget works
    - General browsing most of the time works though sometime some assets from third party websites fail to load. ie: the wysiwyg editor from this forum did not load from the first try, I had to reload a couple of times.

    The only option I can think of now is to do a windows reinstall, but I simply cannot afford doing it during this week

    Has anyone else encountered this issue or anything similar?
    Thanks a lot for your help!
    Last edited by v3rt1go; 28 Nov 2016 at 16:59.
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