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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010

    can ping, but can't browse.

    Hey guys! I have this problem, I searched the forum but couldn't find a solution so i thought i'd ask in a new post.
    Every now and then i can't browse the google sites. I can ping them but can't browse. It first happened in Chromium so i uninstalled thinking that it may be the browser. But i get the same problem in firefox and chrome. The problem is intermittent but when i can't browse these sites from ubuntu I can from windows (i only have ubuntu on this system but my gf has windows 7 on her netbook and she connects to the same wireless connection). So it's not that servers are busy or something. Also I can browse other sites like ( works! ). AFAIK it's just google sites i have problems browsing.
    I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1525 and i connect through a wireless router. My system is running Ubuntu 10.04
    --- ping statistics ---
    123 packets transmitted, 123 received, 0% packet loss, time 122170ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 8.810/12.625/97.470/10.647 ms
    The error from firefox is:
    The connection has timed out
    The server at is taking too long to respond.
    * The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
    * If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
    * If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
    that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

    I did disable IPv6, didn't help.
    I am relatively new to gnu linux so please tell me if i should offer more information about my system.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Not heaven... Iowa

    Re: can ping, but can't browse.

    Probably not the solution, but you can check MTU. (post 15 or 16).
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