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DragonNick

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#1 10 years ago

Hello! I have a weird problem on my hands. My internet has, while in the middle of browsing websites and posting on forums, suddenly stopped working.

First, a description of my situation: I have a Sony VAIO laptop. I run Ubuntu Linux on it, but dual boot with Windows XP.

I use Firefox, and when going to websites the screen is blank with "Done" in the bottom status bar. Other browsers within Ubuntu also do not work. When going into Windows, Firefox has the same problem as in Linux, and IE does not work either. I can use my university's intranet, however. All other websites do not work.

Other applications that use the internet work however, such as AIM, Skype, and email clients.

Some websites give me the following popup:

"Opening index.php index.php which is a: PHP script from: (wherever) What should Firefox do with this file? open with (program) save file Do this automatically for files like this from now on"

I'm not sure what a PHP script is or if it is related.

I have done "ipconfig /release" and "ipconfig /renew" in Windows, and in Linux I have backed up my bookmarks and deleted my Firefox profiles. Neither of which fixed the problem.

If any other information is required, let me know. I am very confused at this, I hope someone can help me out!! Thank you!




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#2 10 years ago

Without having hands on access to the machine its difficult to debug a problem like this, however from your description of the problem it sounds like the only traffic that is not working is the HTTP traffic.

My first guess would be that its a configuration issue on the part of your university, like say port 80 being blocked on the firewall.

Try pinging a known website, like google. If the ping gets through then its a fair bet its a system issue, in which case phone your helpdesk or sysadmin.




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#3 10 years ago

Bullshit. How can you post here while your internet is down?




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#4 10 years ago
11001;4590351Bullshit. How can you post here while your internet is down?

It's like a random disconnect.




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#5 10 years ago
11001;4590351Bullshit. How can you post here while your internet is down?

He went to his friend/neighbour or an Internet caffe? :rolleyes:




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#6 10 years ago
11001;4590351Bullshit. How can you post here while your internet is down?

Most people use a separate PC.