Firefox 3.5 and up randomly drop connections
Greetings! The problem I'm having is: Every time I've tried to install and use Firefox 3.5 and up, as I'm browsing the web and I go to, say, click on a link, Firefox will randomly "drop" the connection. It'll pause for 10-15 seconds, then pop up a generic "cannot find server" message. I then go to reload the page, and for another 10-15 seconds it won't even attempt a connection -- it'll just instant-reload with the same generic "cannot find server" message. After that, it will mysteriously be able to connect just fine... for about 2-5 minutes. The problem repeats... over and over...
I should mention that I constantly have a "ping www.rr.com" window open in the background, and even when Firefox is "unable to connect", the ping window shows my connection is just fine. All of my other programs are able to connect just fine as well -- only Firefox 3.5+ or programs based off of Firefox 3.5+ (SeaMonkey 2.x) have this problem.
Thinking it might be an addon problem, I've completely uninstalled (even using Revo Uninstaller) and reinstalled Firefox 3.5+, and even with absolutely no extensions installed, it still randomly drops connections.
This problem also happens on my netbook PC, again with a fresh Firefox install (even on a fresh Windows format + install) and a solid ISP connection.
I can confirm encountering this problem with Firefox 3.5.4, 3.5.5, 3.6.6, and even with SeaMonkey 2.0.3 and 2.0.5. On the other hand, Firefox versions 184.108.40.206 and SeaMonkey 1.1.18 are NOT affected by this problem.
I hope this problem can be resolved soon, since sites like Youtube are starting to really dislike Firefox 2.0, and I'd like to use up-to-date browser extensions. :(
Every time Firefox opened
== Every time I've tried to use Firefox 3.5 and above
Eminye Imininingwane Yohlelo
- -Default Plug-in
- Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 8.2.2
- DRM Netscape Network Object
- Npdsplay dll
- DRM Store Netscape Plugin
- I-ejenti Engumsebenzisi: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20081217 Firefox/18.104.22.168
Adblock Plus, Cookie Monster, NoScript, PrefBar, Video DownloadHelper, NASA Night Launch (theme)
- Comcast Broadband*textMotorola SB5101*textWindows 7 Home Premium*textCisco Linksys *textFireFox 3.6.7*textNorton Security Suite
and it happens to this home too.