I have installed ubuntu 11.10 and when on firefox i can get onto google or google earth and even gmail.But it wont connect to amazon or ebay or bbc or itv homepage.It only seems to like google I have ethernet connection.I also cant download from download centre Yet downloaded google chrome no probs. Weird
Try to set the DNS servers to 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 which are open google servers. Because I think that there is something messed up at your ISP, and that is why google chrome works, because it uses these by default.
This can be set in network manager, in the upper right corner.
UPDATE: Not exactly in the corner, but a little left.
You can also edit the
I once had that especially images from CDNs were not loading.
The solution for me was setting the DNS setting to
You can do this by go