How does Firefox fetch pages?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by ecktt, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. ecktt

    ecktt Limp Gawd

    Oct 22, 2004
    For some reason, behind a proxy, Firefox is the only browser that will load a website hosted on another network. The problem is that website needs IE to work properly (IE6 to be precise). Under IE I get the message

    This page can't be displayed
    • Make sure the web address http://thissite is correct.
    • Look for the page with your search engine
    • Refresh the page in a few minutes
    Fix connection problems

    With Chrome I get

    Oops! Goole could not find thissite
    Did you mean:

    If I connect directly to the router, it works with IE.
    If access the site from the proxy, it works with IE.
    If I access the site from the proxy while using the proxy (ie is using the proxy setting in the browser), it works with IE.
    Once I am on my LAN, only Firefox can access it. All LAN web activity must be via the proxy.

    What gives?
  2. PTNL

    PTNL [H]ardness Supreme

    Jan 2, 2005
    Sounds like different settings between IE, FF, and Chrome. Or, perhaps FF and Chrome's network settings are not set to use the machine's network proxy settings.