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Old 18th December 2005   #1
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FF won't connect but IE will


All of a sudden FF won't connect to the Internet but IE will. I checked my FW, and scanned with my AV without any luck.

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Check this ...
From FF view, click on File
see "Work Offline"
If their is a check mark in front of the phrase, you have FF "offline"
If yes, just click on "Work Offline" will put FF back on line.

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Have the same problem, may have found a clue.


I have been having FF lose the connection and will not regain it unless I shut FF down and reboot it.

This just happened while I was reading Ramona's posting about the most recent security threats. I had brought up her post in a new tab but continued reading some other posts. Eventually I read Ramona's message - and when I clicked on the link that applied to my interests a new window popped up and the browser was attempting to load the page but never did load anything.

I then tried to connect to some of the previous sites I have bookmarked and none of them would load.

I didn't try IE this time, instead I just shut FF down and rebooted it - Voila!! - immediate connect and loading of the pages that I had been trying to load.

Don't know if it is FF related or if it is my dinosaur (spelling?) computer.
This is what shows up when I click on 'About Mozilla Firefox' in the 'Help' menu.
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Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win95; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7

I hope this information will 'make something click' for someone better able than I to understand the significance. I know that the more we can discover about a problem - the more likely someone can solve it.

Here's hoping, Ed B

Edit: I connect to a local ISP via Hardware Firewall - Cable Modem - LAN Ethernet card. All the LED indicators on my devices were showing a properly functioning system during the time I couldn't load the pages.


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Did you try Cntrl+Alt+Del. In other words, your firefox may have not shutdown, and your profile was still open. ramona has a nice writeup about this profile lockup bug . I never experienced, though.

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Thanks, but the article is not related to my situation.


Thanks Westside, I read Ramona's article, but the 'profile lockup bug' doesn't seem to be related to my situation in any way.

FF starts fine but after browsing for awhile it will simply not connect to any other website/s at all. It still displays what had been loaded and the new window or tab shows to be 'loading' but it will never complete and eventually time out with an entirely blank monitor (except for the FF toolbars/etc.)

At other times when this happened - I tried IE and it worked, and after I rebooted FF it worked too. Today I didn't try IE, I closed FF and rebooted it immediately without making any change whatsoever to any connection devices or system options. As soon as FF was running again, I clicked on the links that wouldn't load 3 or 4 minutes earlier and they loaded instantly.

Don't know how or why, but the browser ceases to communicate with the outside world until it (FF, not the computer) is shut down and rebooted.

I don't want to run-on about this, especially since this is not 'my' thread, but if I can contribute something to help solve this I'll be happy to do so.

Thanks, Ed B

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