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Firefox cannot connect to internet if started before network connection

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On Linux if I start Firefox when there is no network connection, it is then unable to connect to the internet when it later becomes available (ethernet or wifi). The only solution is to close it and restart when the connection is available. If the connection was available when Firefox started, losing it and restoring it does not cause a problem. Thunderbird has the same problem, but no other program on they system does.

network.dns.disablePrefetch does not help.

This has applied to FIrefox for many years, including the current version 97.0

On Linux if I start Firefox when there is no network connection, it is then unable to connect to the internet when it later becomes available (ethernet or wifi). The only solution is to close it and restart when the connection is available. If the connection was available when Firefox started, losing it and restoring it does not cause a problem. Thunderbird has the same problem, but no other program on they system does. network.dns.disablePrefetch does not help. This has applied to FIrefox for many years, including the current version 97.0

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Bringing my laptop out of sleep I have this issue sometimes because the wired connection has not been established yet, but I just hit try again and it works.

Just as a test, try downloading another copy of Firefox, run it from the folder and see if you have the same issue. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

Modified by jonzn4SUSE

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Yes, I have the same issue with another copy (firefox-97.0.1.tar.bz2).

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Your title of this issue says it all. No network connection, all browsers will show the same message.

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Then you haven't read the rest of the description. If Chromium is started without network available, then the network connection becomes available, it then works normally. Only Firefox and Thunderbird have to be closed and restarted to be able to use the new network connection.