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I have a Thinkpad T61 with a 64 GB SSD running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Often, after I have used Chrome or Firefox to browse a website, I close the browser, do some more work (in this case, writing a paper in LibreOffice Writer), and then need to look up something on the Internet. Both Chrome and Firefox can't display a web page. I have tried using bookmarks and manually typing the URL. Nothing but a reboot can break out of the problem. Network connection (Wi-Fi) is not the issue, because I can browse with my desktop (also running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) which is sitting right beside the laptop and also connected via Wi-Fi. I have built several laptops and desktops with Ubuntu, and only the one using a SSD has this issue. Thanks!

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Well, I did just discover a work-around. My Thinkpad has a manual Wi-Fi radio disconnect switch. If I turn this off and then back on again, my connectivity is restored. Also, it appears that ALL of my Internet connectivity is down during this time (not just browsing). For example, as soon as I turned the switch back on, I began receiving notifications that I probably should have been receiving before (e.g. from My Weather Indicator). –  Tom Jun 23 '13 at 17:43
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