FireFox help [Solved/Closed]

JudySis - Feb 7, 2008 at 07:22 AM - Latest reply:  Adri
- Jul 22, 2010 at 04:12 AM
Hello,

Everytime I try to start Firefox and get browsing the Internet it always gives me the following message:
Quote:
“The connection has timed out

The server at en-us.start2.mozilla.com is taking too long to respond.

* The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
moments.

* If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.

* If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.”
It's been doing it for every site I try to get to on with Firefox. I also use Opera and IE and they both work fine but I can’t get anything with Firefox…

Any idea why this would happen?

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[Dal] 4607 Posts Tuesday September 14, 2004Registration dateContributorStatus May 25, 2018 Last seen - Feb 7, 2008 at 10:21 AM
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Hello,

I assume you are using Windows and a recent version of Firefox.

Check the settings in Tools - Options - Advanced - Network - Parameters...

is Direct Internet connection selected?


Dal

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has helped 2141 users this month

hope you help me.

i cant search some website.

The connection has timed out













The server at syok.org is taking too long to respond.








* The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
moments.

* If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.

* If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.


i already follow you step. click tool , option,advanced,network.. and where is parameters..i cant see parameters.. im use latest firefox.
luis da weid kid - Feb 1, 2010 at 01:20 AM
dude help me after network im lost
(i cant sign in youtube it says unavailbla... google probs.)
I am having similar to worse probs . I recently "upgraded" to FF 3.6 and have windows Vista HP . I followed these instructions and got as far as Network , but no where do I see "parameters" Another problem I am having is , firefox repeatedly refusing to open and a window will appear and say that FF is already running but I need to close and restart it and I do so and it just keeps saying the same thing ! thanks for any help ! cretemaniam
cretemaniam answer - Apr 12, 2010 at 09:54 PM
all you have to do is press Ctrl + Shift + Esc or anyways you can open windows task manager, once you've done that go to processes and look for firefox unless it already shows in Applications. And look for firefox.exe and press End process.
fire fox wont let me access a website
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Hi guys im also having the problem with firefox I can load google and search things on there but when it comes to loading the page I want if wont load also it will go to the login for yahoo mail but wont load the page to read my emails I have read so many things and no luck can it be somthing is wrong with my computer? There is no virus or pop ups nothing the computer runs fine. Please someone help me I have online classes to finish
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Thanks a lot for the fix,..

extend the time limit:
# Type about:config in the address bar and press enter.
# Scroll down until you see dom.max_script_run_time
# Double click it and type in 30 seconds (the default is 10 seconds)
# Restart Firefox

this really works,..
Random_user's guide helped me too, thanks a lot :)
did not work
my facebook page doesn't open, when I enter my e-mail addres and pasword it says: Problem loading page

The connection has timed out

The server at www.facebook.com is taking too long to respond.

# The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
moments.

# If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.

# If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

Try again......

please help me to solve this probleb
thanks
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I had Firefox in the 2.0.0.1.5 version, and in the past few days it has gotten very slow, eventually not responding at all.
I downloaded 3.0 today and I just keep getting the timed out message.

I have a MAC Book Pro, 10.4 (Tiger).

Thanks, J-Miz
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Hi!
Are you using FoxyProxy or some other Proxy software with this? I just loaded Firefox up and it runs fine for me. Also are you running the latest version?
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please help me, I can't go to some websites, and it is there is a message 'the connection has reset'
How could I fix that?
Random_User - Sep 17, 2008 at 03:43 PM
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Same problem here, Here's my Solution:

Launch firefox and when you get the Network Timed out Message:

Tools>Options>Advanced Tab>Settings>Tick Auto-detect Proxy settings>Press Ok and Refresh Page.
did not work..
Unable to connect
Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.google.com.

* The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
moments.
* If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
connection.
* If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
Worked Perfect for me!!!! Thanks for posting!!
thanks
for me it did work
you're my life safer (:
i followed your instruction but it didn't work... :(
this is wot mine keeps on sayin
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I think u need to take a hike b'cause my firefox is just fine. u need a nue pc . BOOOOOO!!!!!!
mrslash 165 Posts Wednesday February 20, 2008Registration date February 9, 2009 Last seen - Feb 25, 2008 at 02:51 PM
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may be its a problem connection or something else.. check your network
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I had Firefox in the 2.0.0.1.5 version, and in the past few days it has gotten very slow, eventually not responding at all.
I downloaded 3.0 today and I just keep getting the timed out message.

I have a MAC Book Pro, 10.4 (Tiger).

Thanks, J-Miz
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Thank you
I had Firefox in the 2.0.0.1.5 version, and in the past few days it has gotten very slow, eventually not responding at all.
I downloaded 3.0 today and I just keep getting the timed out message.

I have a MAC Book Pro, 10.4 (Tiger).

Thanks, J-Miz
2
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extend the time limit:
# Type about:config in the address bar and press enter.
# Scroll down until you see dom.max_script_run_time
# Double click it and type in 30 seconds (the default is 10 seconds)
# Restart Firefox


let me no it should work
Running vista with FF 3.0.5 I get this message and the web page won't populate
Message
Address Not Found


Firefox can't find the server at www.flickr.com.


The browser could not find the host server for the provided address.

* Did you make a mistake when typing the domain? (e.g. "ww.mozilla.org" instead of "www.mozilla.org")
* Are you certain this domain address exists? Its registration may have expired.
* Are you unable to browse other sites? Check your network connection and DNS server settings.
* Is your computer or network protected by a firewall or proxy? Incorrect settings can interfere with Web browsing.
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I followed your advise...nothin! I still am unable to connect to the web with this browser. I have 3.0 installed but no go!
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I have tried all the suggestions posted here and im not having any luck...it lets me browse sites but not yahoo mail or get messenger to load or facebook...i even changed towers...im using a cable/dsl modem could they have it blocked?
same here! it will let me access google and use this forum but I can't login to ANYTHING!
bigdirtyjames - Jul 14, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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Has anyone had anymore luck with this?

I'm having the same problem. Pages not lading up at first, but after hitting 'try again' a few times, then the page will finally load up. My yahoo email page doesn't load up properly, and neither does some other websites like youtube - it takes a lot of refreshing the page to get them to load up properly.

Other than that - I can still use spotify, download etc etc - it's just browsing that seems to be the problem.

Firstly I thought it was AVG, so I uninstalled that. I even tried running the computer without any protection just to make sure - no change. I have Comodo installed along with Avira and there's still no difference. I've tried reinstalling firefox also, ran my anti-virus etc etc spybot - all that loads of times. I've tried every suggestion in this forum as i've been googling it for a week now so i'm not writing this post before checking anything.

My head is melted.

PLease please... ;)
Ive got the same problem and have had it for a while. I can use Very few websites and it says failed to connect for most. the only search engine I can use is AOL.
For people those who have problems with yahoo mail please do this:
click on "tools>options>network>settings"
In settings configure: Manual proxy configuration (http Proxy and Port)
The last step will be to enable "Use this proxy server for all protocols"
For any queue let me know.
I solve my problem now but it took me 2 days before.
Good luck
hey I hv d same problem..... m not able to chek my mails in yahoomail.com. n my laptop is linux one that too fedora... dere is an option of tools... but dere is no option of advance or internet optoin over dere......... where shud I go????????/ remeber m using linux--fedora software.......

tanya.......
Thanks man, that solved it for me!
almostpulledmyhairout! > bruce - Dec 10, 2009 at 01:45 AM
None of the previous suggestions worked for me, BUT I DID FIGURE OUT A NEW SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM :D
I'm using a black MacBook with OSx 10.5.8 and my Safari worked fine but I couldn't get a connection with: Limewire, YahooMessenger, Firefox or get "software updates".

How I fixed it:

I changed the default website for my Firefox's homepage.
it was http://www.google.com
I changed it to www.yahoo.com
after that, I quit out of the program and when I reopened it, all the other applications were back to normal!
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I'm sooo happy, I tried all the above and none of them worked, thanks to you guys I went to tools, options, network, settings, USE SYSTEM'S PROXY SETTINGS. Thanks for your help. I am a bad luck guy. I love technology but it stuffs up sometimes like a month ago my DGN2000 WIreless n router wouldn't connect to the internet. It took me 2 hrs to fix it. Call netgear, and iprimus. TUrned out that it was a misconfig of way to connect. I live in aus. Netgear says PPOE but iprimus says PPATM so ATM worked.
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I have a similar problem on my mac. I had to change my network settings set my computer to use a proxy server to get onto the web at one hotel. Since I have done this (in the hotel everything worked fine) firefox cannot open any other pages apart from https (secure pages) any more, despite the fact that I have removed the proxy server settings (I think I have), removed the network I used at the time and reinstalled firefox twice. Safari on the other hand has absolutely no problem, which surprises me, as I made the changes to the over all network settings and not to firefox settings....
Any ideas?
Hey I actually found the problem I scanned the computer with a different spy ware and it had a couple hidden viruses. I should of known lol but it worked after I got rid of them. Thank you all for the replies.
Hey Flee what spy removal did you use? I know this problem is a virus. could you post the reply on the blog I cant get into my e-mail or any other swecure sites. out of own at a hotel AHHHHHHHH


thanks

godsman
what spyware did you use to remove the viruses, I have the same problem
YEAH , WHAT SPYWARE DID YOU USE TO GET RID OF A VIRUS
i just installed firefox...it says prob loading page help
Coco Chanelll - Aug 22, 2009 at 12:43 AM
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I have had this problem for months. My Myspace isnt working and im dying. Ive tried everything. I feel like im literly going to die. Please help me Please!
bigdirtyjames - Aug 22, 2009 at 06:56 PM
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Folks,

If any of you have the same problem as I had, it could be that Vista was having difficulties with Zone Alarm. That's what my problem was, so I switched to Comodo and my problems ceased instantly.

This was where I got my answer from...:

http://forums.computeractive.co.uk/showthread.php?t=151238

Hope that helps,
Jamesy.
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Before I use firefox.i can see some website.after I use firefox..i cant..

after Check the settings in Tools - Options - Advanced - Network - ... I cant see Parameters...where is button for clickr parameters
you cant see parameters because it isnt there ....everyone has said that ! Whoever said find para...is in a different version or .....something
i have the same prob... I live in Aus... I have the latest firefox 3.6.3 with windows Vista HP on my laptop... firefox has always been my favourite browser... always the fastest and quickest for loading or reloading web pages but since I have upgraded to the new one... it has been dramatically slow!!!! I have tryed uninstalling and reinstalling the good earlier versions but nothing is working for me... they are all very slow and not giving me the same performance that im use to from firefox... nowhere near as quick at loading or reloading web pages... I study in html php/mysql and currently have a few online text based games running and I need my internet to be as fast as possible!! Lol... I have tryed Opera and Chrome but they arent as good as firefox when its slow Opera is not bad but not as quick.... and I dont see why everyone likes Chrome?? lol slow as shit for me... please I need someone to help me with this problem I have had quite awhile now... need a solution for firefox?? cheers
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