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LMFlorentina
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Re: Instagram issues While On Wifi

I’ve finally found the work around...and I’m pretty disgusted after finding out what Virgin have been doing. 

I think the solution was mentioned in this thread previously but it was literally the only thing I hadn’t tried. It’s the ‘Web Safe’ service, which is switched on without you realising. 

There are various categories which you can block and unblock which includes gaming (it even blocks educational games), sites which mention alcohol, gambling sites, etc. One of the options is ‘social networking’. When we went into the household settings, all categories were blocked. We have never set this up. 

There is a separate service called Child Safe which blocks more of the nasty stuff you really wouldn’t want to access. 

I’ve reviewed all the categories and since then, no problems at all on Instagram and other platforms. Everything is working exactly how it should. 

I don’t know how Virgin categorises sites which they consider to be a problem (how could educational gaming be offensive to anyone?!) but I’m shocked that this has been done without permission. Virgin Media have been censoring the internet (and making me believe my phone needed replacing!) for months. 

You can reach these settings by logging into your account > My Apps > Web Safe > Settings. 

I hope this helps. I actually directed VM customer services to this thread when I complained and they refused to acknowledge it as a problem. It should just be standard for them - “having problems with Instagram? Check your Web Safe settings!”

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axmatt
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Re: Instagram issues While On Wifi

Should have also said - the Wifi on my hub is turned off; we run ours through a Ubiquiti Amplifi setup; getting the following atm from 500ish down:

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I've asked someone at Facebook to confirm if the app uses some non-standard ports so will report back but it's still so odd.

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Re: Instagram issues While On Wifi


@jbrennand wrote:
Instagram works perfectly well for me on Vivid200 VM Broadband.
However, I (like many other customers) do have my Hub in modem mode and use my own wireless router to provide the wifi signals in my house.


Should also have said, I had also turned all the "Websafe" gubbins off as well - as has just been added on here.


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Re: Instagram issues While On Wifi

Mate at FB said their apps connect out on 443 so no, nothing crazy there.

Websafe has never been activated.

 

 

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LMFlorentina This can’t be the issue resolved as none of my websafe options were on I have just checked. 

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I mean where do we stand in cancelling contracts because of this issue is that a thing? Without being charged a fee because I really am not happy with my service if I cannot access Instagram on my phone pointless me having virgin. Easily the worst provider I have had and ive been through them all over the years BT still been the best. 

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Re: Instagram issues While On Wifi

axmatt: You say "websafe has never been activated" - have you checked recently ? It often "auto-activates" and blocks the stuff as LMFlorentina referred to.
If its off, then it really is odd. Websafe and the VM Hub wifi being the two most likely culprits and both yours are off.

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Re: Instagram issues While On Wifi

Hi all,

so resolved the issue with instagram by having my WiFi box thing replaced fully. Since that got replaced, Instagram and all other social media’s work absolutely fine.

previously disabled the firewall but it didn’t help, so after a number of calls, they replaced my router. Resolved that issue BUT generated another where it disconnected me from the WiFi. To cut a long story short, I made various calls to virgin and had about 3-4 technicians out (each one claiming they were better than the last and the last didn’t know what he was doing - from his own colleague). That issue still hasn’t been resolved so I am leaving virgin when my contact expires and going elsewhere!!

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axmatt
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Spoke to a couple of others at Facebook; they’re saying Virgin’s PoP with them is probably messed up which is why their apps aren’t working well. 

So back at you Virgin - fix it please. 

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Seans344
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Re: Instagram issues While On Wifi

Hi Im a new customer 2 months in and from day one I've been having that same issue on Instagram every other app is fine but I only use Instagram. Do we have a solution yet?

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