Failed Firefox connection

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Sep 14 18:14:01 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-09-14 at 10:38 -0500, Bill Stanley wrote:
> > Try to test ping
> > 
> >> ping
> >>
> > 
> > See what happen.
> <<snip>>
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> My taskbar shows that I have an internet connection but Firefox isn't able
> >> to connect with the internet lately.
> >> Don't know if this happened after I installed a DVD copying program.
> >> Any suggestions as to how to get Firefox connecting again?
> >> Thunderbird also cant connect.
> The fact that two separate programs are having Internet connectivity problems 
> indicates that it isn't a problem with Firefox or Thunderbird but is something 
> deeper.
>   It was suggested that you try ping.  This is a good starting point for finding 
> a problem.  Use the console for the ping test because I found that the GUI tools 
> (specifically "Administration/Network Tools") sometimes give inaccurate results.
>    If the ping test failed look to make sure that the network cable to the modem 
> is not loose (this should be an obvious place to look) 

Make sure that the cat didn't knock the power supply loose to
something... Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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