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I upgraded to ubuntu 11.10 a couple of days ago. chrome and firefox were working fine for a day then they just stopped. I know there's nothing wrong with the wifi because I can access it on my phone and because when I added a file to my dropbox account it told me.

Chrome and ff say the server refused the connection.

Pinging Google.com returns some data.

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Im typing this on my phone so sorry for the lack of detail. –  gftu Oct 11 '12 at 23:22
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What happens if you visit http://74.125.224.72 ? –  Nathan Osman Oct 12 '12 at 0:40
    
It's also possible that he has a misconfigured proxy somewhere. When my ISP's DNS went out I just got timeouts. Try making sure there is no proxy set in the system by going to System Settings > Network > Network Proxy "tab" (or that the proxy is set correctly if you need one) –  Githlar Oct 12 '12 at 2:02
    
I've checked to my settings to make sure there is no proxy set. –  gftu Oct 12 '12 at 11:14
    
Also 74.125.224.72 still returns the server refused the connection. –  gftu Oct 13 '12 at 14:39
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