I have just loaded UBUNTU OS and I cannot get firefox to browse
Posted on 2008-06-10
I have loaded UBUNTU onto a PC. I am not in any way familar with linux. The OS is using firefow as a browser. I have attached the PC to a router which is running DCHP. The network within UBUNTU is picking up a correct IP address and dns. The router has an ip of 192.168.1.1, the PC has ip of 192.168.1.2 with subnet 255.255.255.0.
I can ping any url eg bbc.co.uk, or google.com etc. I cannot browse to bbc.co.uk or any other url. I can however go to google home page by entering its ip address (66.264.93.104 or 126.96.36.199, but cannot browse to bbc.co.uk using 188.8.131.52 or any variation of bbc.co.uk. Also if i search google for bbc it displays the search results but wont let me browse to these. This is true for all sites I have tried.