Firefox and other browsers can't load websites
This article describes some possible reasons that neither Firefox nor other web browsers can load websites.
- If another web browser such as Internet ExplorerSafariEpiphany can load websites but Firefox can't, see Firefox can't load websites but other browsers can.
If neither Firefox nor your other browser can load any websites, your problem is external to Firefox and you should seek support elsewhere:.
- Follow this tutorial, Wired and wireless network problems, at microsoft.com.
- Mac OS X 10.6: If you can’t connect to the Internet at apple.com.
- OS X Lion: If you can’t connect to the Internet at apple.com.
- OS X Mountain Lion: If you can’t connect to the Internet at apple.com.
You can also check the following:You should begin by checking the following:
- Your modem and/or router are both on and are not indicating errors. If programs other than Firefox are also having problems connecting, the problem may be with your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Contact your ISP for more information.
- If you are using a wireless connection, make sure that you are using the correct access point.
- Your system's date, time and timezone settings are configured correctly. Firefox may have issues validating the website's security certificate if the date/time is incorrect.
- Your Domain Name System (DNS) server translates web addresses (URLs) into IP addresses and is usually provided by your ISP. If the DNS server is overloaded, you may be unable to view some or all websites. For example, if http://184.108.40.206 or http://220.127.116.11 work but http://www.google.com doesn't, you may have a DNS problem. You can use an alternative service such as OpenDNS or Google Public DNS.
- Check if your Internet security software (including firewalls, antivirus programs, anti-spyware programs, and more) is blocking the connection to the Internet. For instructions on how to configure some programs, read Configure firewalls so that Firefox can access the Internet.