Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1303040
Problem loading page in Firefox while Wifi is connected and signal strength is good
Last modified: 2016-10-04 07:20:19 EDT
Created attachment 1119399 [details]
Screenshot of the problem
Description of problem:
When starting Firefox in F23, the message "Problem loading page" appears (see screenshot attached).
Using F20 installed on a second hard-disk on the same machine on the same location 10m from the internet router, NO page loading problems were reported by Firefox.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[ 0.000000] Linux version 4.3.3-303.fc23.i686 (email@example.com) (gcc version 5.3.1 20151207 (Red Hat 5.3.1-2) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Tue Jan 19 19:01:24 UTC 2016
Always: 5 out of 5.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F23 version 4.3.3-303.fc23.i686 with the ath9k wifi-driver.
2. Place your pc 10 meters from your internet router.
3. Start Firefox
Actual results: Firefox pages cannot be loaded.
Expected results: Firefox pages can be loaded.
Using F20 3.19.8-100.fc20.i686+PAE with the ath9k wifi-driver
Firefox pages can be loaded.
I can give you the output from:
# lspci -nn
# iw wlp4s0 scan
# nmcli -f GENERAL d show wlp4s0
# nmcli dev wifi
attached to this bug.
Created attachment 1119400 [details]
Created attachment 1119401 [details]
iw wlp4s0 output
Created attachment 1119404 [details]
Created attachment 1119406 [details]
*********** MASS BUG UPDATE **************
We apologize for the inconvenience. There is a large number of bugs to go through and several of them have gone stale. Due to this, we are doing a mass bug update across all of the Fedora 23 kernel bugs.
Fedora 23 has now been rebased to 4.7.4-100.fc23. Please test this kernel update (or newer) and let us know if you issue has been resolved or if it is still present with the newer kernel.
If you have moved on to Fedora 24 or 25, and are still experiencing this issue, please change the version to Fedora 24 or 25.
If you experience different issues, please open a new bug report for those.
Thank you for responding to my bug report.
Good news, after I moved on to Fedora 24 the bug as reported above has vanished.
However, the bug still remains in Fedora 23 as tested on exactly the same hardware and in exactly the same conditions.
So, it was definitely a software issue.