It seems that mono needs to find the hostname when looking for 127.0.0.1 in the hosts file.
edit your etc/hosts as follows:
127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.hostname<–Add your computer’s hostname here.
After I did this the the reload problem disappeared and HG loading speed increased.
Also ping me at home extended is no longer crashing. It was the error message here that lead me to this.
Edit: Ping me at home extended is still crashing!