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Re: Web Browsers Report being "Unable to Connect" after Wi-Fi Connection

From: raingloom
Subject: Re: Web Browsers Report being "Unable to Connect" after Wi-Fi Connection Drop Period
Date: Mon, 23 May 2022 22:07:04 +0200

On Mon, 23 May 2022 14:34:34 -0500
"Wamm K. D." <> wrote:

> I think it's happened most often with IceCat but pretty much every
> browser I've tried has done this.
> I'm not sure the cause but my Wi-Fi card drops the connection,
> /really/ often; it sucks but it's what I've got.
> The consequence is that I've noticed a particular behavior relatively
> frequently: when the connection drops, the browser I'm using will get
> stuck thinking that it cannot connect to the internet once the
> internet connection comes back, sometimes (especially if I tried to
> load a page while the internet connection was down). Trying to load
> any other page results in the "Unable to Connect" (or equivalent)
> page.
> I've tried IceCat, Ungoogled Chromium, Qutebrowser, Luakit, and Nyxt
> and had the same experience, in some capacity, with all of them.
> Loading a local HTML file works fine, during these spells, and I
> either have to wait a variable length of time before the spell passes
> or restart the browser.
> It doesn't seem to be something which impacts all browsers, at the
> same time: opening a new browser after one gets affected works fine
> or trying to use one of the other browsers I had open (especially if
> I hadn't been using this other browser while the internet connection
> had dropped).

I remember seeing similar behaviour with Firefox on Arch, so it may not
be Guix-specific.
Also I think it's been reported earlier but since the search interfaces
for the mailing lists kind of suck, it wouldn't be surprising if you
didn't find it.

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