Cannot connect to web - http (PCLinuxOS 2010 KDE)
I am trying to migrate from PCLOS 2009 (which works beautifully) to 2010.7 KDE. I installed to a new partition and booted, but I cannot use a browser to access the web.
I know I have connectivity since:
a) I can ping my ADSL router at 10.0.30.100
b) I can ping www<dot>google<dot>com (Sorry about <dot>but the forum won't allow a URL)
c) my browser can access "ftp://10.0.30.100" and receive a pwd prompt. (Of course, logging in does not get me anywhere since my router has no ftp server).
d) I can open a .torrent file with Bitorrent and start downloading a file.
e) I can open XChat and connect to an Undernet IRC server.
BUT, I can *NOT*:
a) Get to any web site with either Firefox or Konqueror browsers
b) I cannot even open the web interface of my router, on its local IP number.
c) Download application repository lists with Synaptic (so I cannot install anything)
The browsers try to open a website and sit with the message "waiting for <whateversite>" in the status line at the bottom.
Things I have tried:
a) I went into FF about:config and turned off IPv6 dns lookup by setting
network.dns.disableIPv6 to "true".
b) I turned off proxy.
c) In the network setup I checked the box to disable IPv6. (I don't remember if it was a check or an UNcheck, but I said I do not want v6).
d) I tried manually doing "telnet www<dot>google<dot>com 80" and apparently was connected (I got the message to click '^]' to disconnect), but never saw any text returned from the site.
e) I checked the status of the firewall and it says that *nothing* is being blocked.
OH!! One strange exception!!! In FF I was able to open "support.mozilla.com"
and browse many web pages in that 'domain'. But nothing else in the world!
I have posted this question on a few other fora and so far not gotten a solution.
Maybe this is the site with the answers??
Thank you very much!