Network says "online", no surf

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at gmx.de
Thu Sep 11 14:26:24 BST 2008


tom bell schrieb:
> I had a problem I have seen mentioned in this list.  I was able to get
> "Wifi Radar" to connect to my home wireless router (protected) but could
> not get Firefox to surf.  It kept saying I had no network connection. 
> Needless to say, this drove me crazy!!!
> I finally found a solution.
> I opened FF (3.0, by the way) and under the EDIT menu I clicked on
> Preferences
> I then clicked on the tab ADVANCED.
> On the advanced page appeared several more tabs.
> I clicked on the NETWORK tab.
> On that page I clicked on the SETTINGS button over to the right.
> On that page was a list of selections, the second of which was
> "Auto-detect proxy settings for this network".
> I clicked (for our British cousins, ticked) that one and closed everything.
> I was then able to surf.

So, imho that means, that the device, which you call a router, in fact 
  works and acts as a proxy server.

Funny that this was not detected or mentioned earlier. ;-)

Kind regards
Eberhard




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