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Internet access with IE but not Firefox on laptop connected via wireless router


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#1 yorick73

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:50 AM

I've never had this happen before. This morning I opened Firefox (version 3.6.20), which I typically use to access the web, and got the "unable to connect" message. I checked my router settings and everything seems fine. I did notice in the router settings the IPv6 connectivity is listed as limited. I'm not sure if this has changed or has always been this way. I unplugged my router and cable modem, restarted both computers and tried to access the internet via Firefox again...without success. I opened IE (version 9) and am able to access the internet just fine. Anyone know why one browser works fine but another cannot access the web?

This computer is a Sony Vaio running Windows Vista home premium connected via a Belkin wireless router to a cable modem.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:12 AM

Nevermind...I just found out my wife inadvertently blocked firefox in my McAfee Security Center! Problem solved.




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