how can I be half connected? really interesting tragedy
so I'm having severe problems with my internet connection and I'm a noob so hopefully this is a simple fix. Here's the lowdown:
Distro: Ubuntu 7.10
Box: Geforce 6100SM-M chipset with AMD-64
Problem: in the command line ifconfig shows that I am connected to the internet, when I ping various websites I receive the correct IP and domain name in the response, Limewire connects and can share files all day long without a problem, and the network manager says I'm connected at a steady 100 Mbps, also, my the DSL modem and router are functional, and my roommates computer (hooked to the same router and running XP) works perfectly now the downside; Firefox doesn't think there's a connection, neither does APT, the update manager, Add/Remove Programs, basically everything that's important. what's going on and how can this be fixed?
I thank you in advance for any possible solutions to this dilemma as I do not know when I'll be able to check any responses to this post.