[ubuntu] Weird wireless issue

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a basic notebook with an i3 intel processor with 500 GB hard drive and 4 GB ram. It seems like the installation went fine except for one weird issue. When I launch Firefox, it loads the Google start page (that's not the weird part.) The odd thing is, it won't load any page other than the Google start page. If I navigate to another site it simply won't load. Is there a way to correct this issue so other sites I go to will load? I've never seen this phenomenon before. This might be a problem with my modem/router but I'm not running any firewal (Hardware)