Getting a lot of "connection refused" messages

I’m even sure how to diagnose the issue here, either.

What I see is that when I’m using my browser, some websites don’t work, and some partially work. Even stranger is when I try things on the terminal via wget. I thought I opened port 22, but I get too many “connection refused” messages. I think it might be the same problem, and I’m not entirely sure it’s purely my browser, i.e. firefox.

Whatever it is, it is impacting everything from being able to change my desktop looks, to connecting with my laptop. Can someone help me troubleshoot this?

You don’t really give much of a place to start from in helping you.

  • Do I understand you installed a server and are trying to connect from your laptop?
  • Does the same thing happen if you have a different Linux distribution installed?
  • Do you have a reason to think your network system is working?
  • Does your network seem to be working / have you tried standard network debugging

your question doesn’t have enough context to make it easy to help -

  • please state exactly which commands you ran on the console and show their exact output
  • please tell about log files and further information

You may find some of the following helpful in making it clearer what I’d need to help.

Well since there’s no clear way to delete this thread, I’ll just keep it simple and ask about a single issue without creating a new thread for a while. Hopefully someone answers.

Firefox; this version WILL NOT LOAD certain pages such as, or, and I don’t know why. The mozilla community itself doesn’t seem interested or knowledgeable with regards to helping me solve this issue. ALL STANDARD trouble shooting options have failed me.

And what about DNS? Any change after changing DNS to or

@J_Rocky you say “ALL STANDARD trouble shooting options” have failed you, but you don’t explain in detail what you did.

Please show a list of the commands you ran in detail and the output they gave. Please explain

a) what you did
b) what you actually saw
c) what you expected to see

in each case. It’s very likely that my idea of “ALL STANDARD trouble shooting options” is different from yours and so when I see the full detail then I might be able to support you.

As an example, when

a) put into a browswer window and press go
b) I see the message

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.
We can’t connect to the server at
If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:
Try again later.
Check your network connection.
If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web.

c) I’d expect to see the site working if it still existed

Further, when I

a) go to and put that site into the wayback machine
b) I see " Hrm. Wayback Machine has not archived that URL."
c) although I would expect to see a history if it ever existed

so I think you have the wrong URL for that website.

Now I really think it’s my network/ports/firewall, I think I’ll use the chat function of the site. Thanks for the help anyway, I do appreciate it.

I’d rather that route, because this seems more complicated than it should be and I don’t wish to annoy anyone here. Sorry if I had. Have a good day.