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Content available under a Creative Commons license. I've checked: 1.)Anti-Virus software - no threats found 2.)Firefox Setting: It's directly connected to the internet; no manual proxy setting. 3.)Firewall is not blocking Firefox Any ideas what might be the IPv6 Firefox supports IPv6 by default, which may cause connection problems on certain systems. I still use FF though.

I'm pretty sure it happened after I updated Windows, but I could be wrong. If none of the web browsers on your computer can load websites, see Firefox and other browsers can't load websites. If no browsers can load websites, see Firefox and other browsers can't load websites. Your DNS server translates web addresses (URLs) that you enter in your browser, into IP addresses that are used on the Internet. Source

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For some reason - if the folders aren't deleted - FireFox doesn't work even if its un-installed and re-installed. TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds. Table of Contents1 Internet Security software blocking Firefox2 Firefox connection settings3 IPv64 DNS Prefetching5 Firefox cannot load certain websites5.1 Check for malware Internet Security software blocking Firefox If you were able This all happened when the firefox update was done 3.0.6.

View all 12 comments Report Chris- Mar 7, 2009 at 03:09 PM I just did what you recommended and it still will NOT work. Report usmcsteve- Feb 10, 2009 at 01:25 PM seems to be a HUGE problem! It seems like only Internet Explorer can connect to the internet even though my connection is fine. Firefox Connecting Forever It's already in the first section.

If you have Internet Explorer and it works, compare Internet Explorer's connection settings (e.g., Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Connections: LAN) to those of Firefox (Tools -> Options -> Advanced Unable To Connect Firefox Can't Establish A Connection To The Server The internet connection is fine. Request to be a Contributor Portions of this content are ©1998–2017 by individual mozilla.org contributors. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can However, the user's local network or Internet environment may not be equipped to handle IPv6 and you may see an "Address not found" or "Server not found" error for many websites.

Report royslade- Mar 10, 2009 at 02:59 AM thanks worked perfect after doing what you advised Report Crusher- Apr 12, 2009 at 05:23 PM Thanks, worked perfectly Report Laura- Oct 9, Firefox Not Working After Update Based on information from Error loading websites (mozillaZine KB) Customize this article Firefox Version 51 Version 50 Version 49 Version 48 Version 47 Version 46 Version 45 Linux Mac Windows XP The only problem with Firefox is it sucks up most of your memory. So make sure you do the Step 2 and it'll work.

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Ask a Question See Latest Posts TechSpot Forums are dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. here Helpful +19 Report Ankesh Mar 7, 2009 at 03:27 AM I had the same problem. Firefox Unable To Connect Uncheck "Tell web sites I do not want to be tracked".[10][11] Also make sure that JavaScript is enabled and not blocked by an extension. [edit] Session expired An incorrect value of Firefox Won't Connect To Internet Go to tray nd right click on avast icon then select Enable Online Mode.

AliceWyman ‎28-07-2011 03:36 AM Mark as Read Mark as New Bookmark Highlight Print Email to a Friend Report abuse ‎28-07-2011 03:36 AM In the last section, you have: * If you Bam, no connection, like my internet is down. Select true as the value and click OK. When this happens, I usually close the browser and re open it and just restore to my previous sessions. Firefox Can't Load Websites But Other Browsers Can

Thanks so much for your help. go to start > run > type cmd and press OK type ping google.com and press enter tell me if you get a response. Check your setting in Firefox. Much of the article is also applicable to other operating systems, with some variations. [edit] Router configuration Most routers can be configured with rather complex Internet access restrictions.

As a workaround, you can flush the DNS cache (For Windows XP, "Start -> Run -> ipconfig /flushdns") then try loading the site again. Firefox Unable To Connect Mac I figure this is a problem with some kind of security setting or firewall. Click I'll be careful, I promise!I accept the risk!

This problem might be solved if you are going to upgrade to its new version which is 6.0.

Try disabling IPv6 (see above). Setting any higher would keep you off many sites. I know I have internet, because I can use skype, MSN, and other chat interfaces. Firefox Won't Load Pages For detailed instructions, see Configure firewalls so that Firefox can access the Internet.

Lisa, the 'unable to connect' can be a server problem. A program that reports that it is disabled may still be able to block Firefox. I am having the same issue as you guys are I updated to the newest version and then it won't establish a connection anymore.. This problem occurs when your Internet security program was set to trust the previous version of Firefox, but no longer recognizes your updated version as trusted.

Helpful +2 Report kristen Feb 9, 2009 at 07:34 PM hi.. A CCM membership gives you access to additional options. When this happens, I usually close the browser and re open it and just restore to my previous sessions. you are running the latest version).

Some recommended applications and forums are listed here. [edit]Error loading some websites If Firefox or Mozilla Suite/SeaMonkey can connect to some websites, but not others: If you receive an error message It was fine until they insisted of making my laptop install the latest update. Most firewalls will ask you whether to allow a new program to connect to the internet, so it is important to always allow access for new or updated Mozilla applications. The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear.

Help me if possible Report bandid- Apr 8, 2010 at 06:44 PM hey ...garysoaring ur a god send ......thank you for the help with firefox Helpful +3 Report TJ-Gee Mar 10, but I dont see a sign of it running.sometimes it just operates fine. For example, if access were determined by IP address, the rules might appear to change when IP addresses change. Select the Network tab.

My bookmarks were all automatically transferred. my guess is they don't want us to use other browsers. If you still have problems, follow the instructions in Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware. I am not computer savvy by a long shot, had two IE browsers open so I could keep checking each step.

I was still running version 15.1 because I just couldn't get the internet to work.