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Internet Connection Problem

On Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit running on a AMD Athlon II X2 processor on a wired connection to the internet via Dlink Dir-857 and a Cable Modem both Firefox and Chrome cannot load some websites at all (appears to be those who transfer from straight http to https formats) and most others they never finish loading (i.e. symbol by the name in the tab on Firefox keeps spinning). This was not a problem on this system prior to upgrading from 12.04 LTS and installing the new Router.

I have tested the network with multiple Wireless connections with the same router and modem and there are no problems with our Blackberry, a Android/Chrome combination, Windows/Internet Explorer, Ubuntu 12.04/Firefox and Chrome - all of these combinations work fine. I have also tested with a second wired machine running 12.04 and that one works fine - hence not the router. Swapping out the cable between the machine and router does not fix the situation - hence not the wire since it worked fine in other test.

Somehow my network connection on the 12.10 machine is confused. The following is the output from ifconfig:

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 50:e5:49:6c:eb:9a  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::52e5:49ff:fe6c:eb9a/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:2767 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2896 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:1136401 (1.1 MB)  TX bytes:707332 (707.3 KB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:648 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:648 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:73064 (73.0 KB)  TX bytes:73064 (73.0 KB)

In response to the Comment: Pinging works with 10 pings and 100% success. The issue went away suddenly, hence my not responding until now, however it has re occurred with exactly the same symptoms. I am beginning to wonder if it is possibly a hardware issue. Any quidance will be appreciated.

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It's useful to know whether or not this is a DNS problem or a deeper TCP/IP problem. Does "ping" work? Can you access web pages by IP address instead of domain name? Please add this information to your question. –  jdthood Jan 19 '13 at 20:43
Sorry to be slow in replying - problem corrected itself for awhile and has now returned. Ping works perfectly using Network Tools and from command line 100% successful. Anything further? –  Bill Dearborn Feb 7 '13 at 23:06
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