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How to surf the web without an internet connection

surf the web without an internet connection

How can you surf the internet when your connection has failed? With Firefox, the browser calls pages up despite the broken connection. The function “Work offline” is the key to surf the web without an internet connection.

Internet in the Lite version

Despite not having web access Firefox provides the user with network content. Have you ever asked yourself what the offline mode in Firefox is? Anyone who explores the user interface of the Mozilla browser thoroughly should have come across the entry “File> Work offline” in the menu invisible menu bar. 

The exact mode of action can not be explained straight away. Offline mode does two things: making the Internet unusable and surfing without the Internet. The latter seems almost spectacular – and it is in case of failing Internet connection even. Important: Since you are viewing “only” previously visited web pages in versions cached locally on your PC, you are not allowed to terminate your DSL contract due to the feature.

To simulate a failed Internet connection for our trial, the WLAN connectivity was disconnected via the Windows dialog ncpa.cpl; For another check, the tester pulled the LAN cable out of the Ethernet socket. Result: ard.com is not available. The following two article pictures show you how to work around the problem and the ARD website that is being called up.

Surf the web without internet connection: how to do it

  • With Firefox started, press the Alt key to bring up the menu bar – or Alt-D to go directly to the required subordinate “File” menu. 
  • If you check “File> Work offline”, the offline mode is switched on.
  • By closing and restarting the browser, the hook has disappeared and the offline mode deactivated. It makes sure that you will not be able to reach new websites when you have an internet connection in Firefox.
  • If the Internet connection is down, quasi resuming surfing: Through the mode, Firefox accesses its cache data for page views. Instead of page jamming in the form of error messages, you will see web pages again. 
  • Browser cache caches store page elements that make re-requesting from the network unnecessary and speeding up browsing. Internet pages are automatically cached when you visit them . 
  • You cannot not explore new pages or sites through the emergency function, but you can repeat previous sessions. This does not always work 100%: some previously visited pages are again viewable — others not. So try it out.

Surfing in offline mode works in three different ways: If a website is in the cache, call it up by entering its address in the address bar. You also surf to a web page by clicking on its link (assuming that the linking page and the link target are in the cache). And by using Ctrl-H in the left Firefox area to fade in the sidebar with its history, you’ll get links to previously visited pages for clicking and opening.

Free tuning tools accelerate Firefox

If you turn on Offline mode while the Internet connection is working, you will see the cache version of pages instead of their possibly more recent versions (which would be available due to the functioning internet connectivity). In order for the tapping of the cache data to work in offline mode, you must not empty the cache: for example, via Ctrl-Shift-Delete – Keep away.

Finally, there are two alternatives: If you back up websites with Strg-S in HTM format, you can also call them later without an existing web connection. This assumes, however, that you suspect that your own Internet access or a website server might be down later; more practical for emergencies is the Firefox offline mode. He is extra to turn; secured HTM pages open without special mode in Firefox. In addition, with the profit tool WinHTTrack you secure important websites for you; the tool is more powerful than the Ctrl-S-HTM backup, but it has to be configured.

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