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Firefox doesn't connect unless I restart browser

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Whenever I turn off my wifi or if I lose connection, the browser stops working after I resume connection. It won't connect to any site. I have to restart the browser and then it works fine. I have this problem on both the desktop and laptop. Win 7 and Win 10. How can I fix this?

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Does it make any difference if you turn "Work Offline" off and on again? You can find that under:

  • menu button > Web Developer > Work Offline
  • (menu bar) File > Work Offline

If that was the problem, you could try switching the following preference. I haven't tested this myself.

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste offline and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the network.manage-offline-status preference to switch the value between true to false

Does that change anything?

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You can also try different connection settings to see if you can find one that works better.

  • Options/Preferences -> General -> Network: Connection -> Settings

See "Firefox connection settings":

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jscher2000 said

Does it make any difference if you turn "Work Offline" off and on again? You can find that under:
  • menu button > Web Developer > Work Offline
  • (menu bar) File > Work Offline
If that was the problem, you could try switching the following preference. I haven't tested this myself. (1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk. (2) In the search box in the page, type or paste offline and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the network.manage-offline-status preference to switch the value between true to false Does that change anything?

I will try it out and see if it works

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