using zypper

I’m trying to use the terminal more these days and I like to use zypper. but when I try to install something with it, it seems like it just sits there. its very slow compared to apt-get.

why is this. are repos very slow today?

I tried to install k3b a while ago and when trying to run

zypper install k3b

it just sits there and does nothing. later I ran yast and it finally installed. Why is this?

What happens with

zypper ref

Do you have ipv6 disabled?