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Firefox automatically defaults to Korean version of website, and I can't switch to English!

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I am living in Korea and using a laptop that I brought with me from the US. Though I don't speak Korean, most websites automatically appear in Korean now (like Google), and I can't always find an option on the page itself to switch back to English!

Is there a setting in Firefox I can change to make it recognize that I need the English version of the website, not the Korean?

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It is the server that uses your IP to see in which country you are and uses that to send you pages in the local language.

For Google you can use http://www.google.com/ncr to prevent redirection.

You can install a search engine as well:

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All right... so how do I keep the server from redirecting me to Korean versions of the web sites? Is this something I can do through Firefox, or will I need to look elsewhere for help?