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[Bug 474629] Re: Firefox Not Load Most Pages Via Verizon Wireless DSL - DOES Load Them Using Wireless Dial-up Account - when ipv6 is enabled


Lawrence H. Bulk, this bug report is being closed due to your last
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  Firefox Not Load Most Pages Via Verizon Wireless DSL - DOES Load Them
  Using Wireless Dial-up Account - when ipv6 is enabled

Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Computer: Acer Extensa 5620-6419, Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5550
  [1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 Cache], Up to 358 MB Mobile Intel
  Graphics, Media Accelerator X3100, 3 GB DDR2, 160 GB HDD, DVD-Super
  Multi DL, 802.11a/b/g WLAN.

  WORKAROUND: Type about:config in the address bar, press Enter. Find
  network.dns.disableIPv6 in the list. Right-click -> Toggle. Set to
  true. Restart Firefox.

  Internet services: Verizon DSL (Wireless) or EarthLink Dial-up
  (through a Wi-flyer wireless router - this handles dial-up internet

  Everything on the computer is functioning normally and I have made no
  modifications whatsoever with the exception of wiping Windows Vista
  entirely and replacing it with Ubuntu Linux. That was in June 2008 and
  the first Ubuntu version I used was 'Hardy.' The wireless routers are
  also functioning normally.

  I had few troubles with 8.04, 8.10, or 9.04.

  The following problem has now happened three times and, as it makes
  absolutely no sense to me, I cannot understand it:

  The first day I install 'Karmic,' everything - EVERYTHING - works
  perfectly. No matter how many times I effect a restart or a complete
  shutdown, leaving the computer off for an hour or so, and then start
  it up again, everything works perfectly.

  That's the first day (the day of installation).

  On the NEXT day, everything works correctly EXCEPT Firefox [3.5.4]
  WILL NOT load MOST pages. Obviously it has loaded this one - I'm
  typing this from my computer with 'Karmic' installed; it will also
  load up most Ubuntu pages - but almost nothing else. For example, <
  http://www.refdesk.com > will not load; <http://www.amazon.com > will
  only partially load (after about ten minutes!), and others are the
  same. Either they don't load at all or they only partially load.

  The above is with my Verizon wireless DSL.

  Now you would say (and I did) that the problem is with Verizon - but
  no; I also own an Asus EeePC 1000/Linux (uses the modified Xandros OS)
  and it too is running Firefox 3.5.4 - and every page loads up
  perfectly! (Obviously both Verizon and my wireless DSL router are also
  functioning normally.)

  So now you might say (and I did) that the problem is with Firefox -
  but no; when I connect to the internet through EarthLink dial-up (via
  the Wi-flyer), all desired pages load up perfectly on Firefox
  (although agonizingly slowly - it is dial-up, after all).

  I repeat - every piece of hardware seems to be operating normally and,
  on the first day I install 'Karmic,' everything is just fine.

  But on the second day --- well, that's why I'm here!

  And this has happened to me three times now. I first effected a
  network update from 'Jaunty' and, the first day, everything worked.
  After Firefox would not load MOST pages on the second day, I 'wiped'
  the computer with DBAN and reinstalled 'Karmic' from my previously
  downloaded disc.

  I've now done the 'wipe' and reinstall twice, each time with the same

  I cannot understand how I can be connected to the internet (I have a
  couple of internet radio stations' URLs stored in my Music folder (for
  example, one which I have labeled Classic FM UK.m3u which calls up
  SMPlayer and another labeled WQXR 105.9 MHz.scpls which calls up VLC)
  and these continue to work perfectly!

  Obviously, I am DEFINITELY connected to the internet!

  How can I be connected to the internet using 'Karmic' Verizon wireless
  DSL and yet not have Firefox load pages?

  Before I totally 'wipe' my computer again (and reinstall 9.04
  'Jaunty') can ANYONE help me? Please? Is this happening to ANYBODY

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