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     b 3 months ago.

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    • #313315 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Ah, the joys of installing the latest patches as soon as they’re available. Microsoft has officially acknowledged that this month’s cumulative updates
      [See the full post at: Newly acknowledge bug in Edge keeps you from accessing some local pages – if you’ve installed this month’s cumulative updates]

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    • #313333 Trash | Reply

      John
      AskWoody Lounger

      I had this issue myself with Edge, but also with Chrome as well sometimes. I typically use IE for accessing router or modem because it seems more compatible with these UI built into the devices.

      • #313356 Trash | Reply

        mn–
        AskWoody Lounger

        I typically use IE for accessing router or modem because it seems more compatible with these UI built into the devices.

        … unfortunately.

        Well, depending on device, you could also go out of your way to install Firefox 52 ESR (the last one to work with some of those), or possibly Pale Moon or even Midori…

        Really dislike the part where you have to install an ancient and known-insecure browser extra (Java plugin, ActiveX control, even a Flash-based thing in one case) to configure your devices.

        Not sure which is worse – server hardware like a RAID adapter or iSCSI disk array, or network devices like a VPN router…

    • #313357 Reply

      anonymous

      I use EdgeBlock to completely disable Edge (foreground/Background) on all my systems.

      Edge Blocker v1.4

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      • #313885 Reply

        anonymous

        And how does this help us? How does this correct an issue with Edge?

    • #313366 Trash | Reply

      banzaigtv
      AskWoody Lounger

      Microsoft needs to improve the updates. We have certain people, especially senior citizens, with newer PCs who only know Edge and don’t know how to install or run alternate browsers, not to mention accessing IE 11.

      I am no longer an active member of the forums.

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      • #313419 Trash | Reply

        b
        AskWoody Plus

        But they do know how to access their router and configure it? (If not, no problem.)

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        • #313603 Reply

          anonymous

          Hello B, I agree. If someone can get into a router to configure it. they should know about other browsers. Using IE is dangerous to get into a router? Seriously? Logging into a local INTRANET website 2 feet from you is dangerous with IE? Jescott418 is right, IE seems to function better with those built in webpage configuration screens.

          This has been brought up to Microsoft and they are working on it. I feel that if Edge won’t work, let me try another browser. Win10 comes with both Edge and IE, so it already has 2 browsers. Having a 3rd browser like Firefox would be even better.

          Thank you B.

      • #313678 Trash | Reply

        lurks about
        AskWoody Lounger

        Logging into a home router is not something most would do unless forced to set the admin password. If anyone set it up, it was likely a nerd-buddy who did it. So while this is an embarrassing stupidity on MS’ part it is not likely to be that big of an issue. In fact, the nerd-buddy probably downloaded and installed Firefox and Chrome. So for the nerd-buddy, if they are aware of the problem, they can switch to different browser.

        The embarrassment is the fact this would be an easy item to test if you had testers.

      • #316787 Trash | Reply

        geekdom
        AskWoody Plus

        It is a case, in part, of vested interest to learn regular computer maintenance and exercise caution when applying updates.

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    • #313404 Trash | Reply

      BobbyB
      AskWoody Lounger

      Yep can confirm Win10Home 1803×64, WINVER 17134.556 is so afflicted, although IE11 still gets the job done.
      There is a fix of sorts in the associated KB Article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/4480976

    • #313403 Trash | Reply

      trailcook
      AskWoody Plus

      I’ve found that I can work around the issue by adding local addresses explicitly to the hosts file, c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

      192.168.1.1   myrouter

      and then browsing to https://myrouter/

       

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    • #313483 Trash | Reply

      gborn
      AskWoody_MVP

      I got a feedback from a German blog reader as a comment to my German article. The guy tested a lot. The error pattern is really complex. I’ve translated the findings into English – it may be read as a comment here.

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      • #314261 Trash | Reply

        GoneToPlaid
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks for this post. One has gotta wonder about the logic behind what MS decides is a resolvable IP address, versus which MS decides it not resolvable — in terms of potential malware which tries to spread. Anyway, it appears to be a scenario of the right hand trying to cut off the left hand, in terms of dealing with malware. Just a guess. In any event, the programmers who were responsible for this fiasco should be looking for new jobs.

    • #313575 Trash | Reply

      pHROZEN gHOST
      AskWoody Lounger

      If Windows 10 v1809 doesn’t make this more than obvious to them, I’ll say it.

      Microsoft would be better off hiring some real testers instead of relying on the “customer experience” to find their issues.

      Byte me!

      • #314269 Trash | Reply

        GoneToPlaid
        AskWoody Plus

        I am wondering if you are one of the original Phrozen Crew from years ago.

    • #313662 Reply

      anonymous

      Router admin pages that use obsolete code kinda bug me, not to mention that I’m betting many routers don’t have easy or user-friendly ways of updating them. This could potentially present itself to be a problem when newer browsers can’t open router admin pages because said pages are using too much obsolete code and are too difficult for the average home user to update.

      • #314271 Trash | Reply

        GoneToPlaid
        AskWoody Plus

        I don’t think that this should be a problem since all routers should use basic HTML to present all router web pages. HTML 3.5 compliant, perhaps?

        • #314273 Trash | Reply

          Microfix
          Da Boss

          and after all these years, I thought that routers were linux based with an HTML interface..learn something new every day..

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          • #314280 Reply

            anonymous

            For all I know, you may be entirely correct. The only basic things which a router needs to expose is its IP address, and then to display its configuration pages using really old HTML standards which any web browser should be able to display.
            Hmm…I just decided to check the HTML version of the login page for my Arris router. Here is what I got:
            “DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN””
            It was a pain to get the above to show up correctly.

          • #314289 Trash | Reply

            mn–
            AskWoody Lounger

            and after all these years, I thought that routers were linux based with an HTML interface..learn something new every day..

            Well, some of them are, but by no means all of them. And even with the Linux-based models, sometimes the only “supported” interface is something weird. (Yes, the one with only the Java configuration tool apparently had Linux in there somewhere, but no supported way to get console access, let alone documentation on doing the configuration from there.)

            It’s a time-honored tradition to build routers on top of a BSD-family operating system, Juniper’s JUNOS is a good example. Cisco IOS is apparently all its own, and I’ve even seen something that wanted to claim to be a descendant of RT-11 …

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    • #316218 Reply

      anonymous

      I have a question.  Installed Jan updates including the cumulative update for Win 10 1809.  afterwards, I had issues printing from Edge to a home network printer assigned a static IP. Occasionally I could print one page from Edge. Chrome printed without issues. Since I have occassionally experienced this in the past, I attributed it to a driver problem for my HP 1505n laserjet printer. My question is does this printer setup with a static ip, fall into the same problems with Edge not being able to access certain local ip addresses? Or should I stick with my driver theory?

    • #316775 Trash | Reply

      Anonymous

      Microsoft needs to improve the updates. We have certain people, especially senior citizens, with newer PCs who only know Edge and don’t know how to install or run alternate browsers, not to mention accessing IE 11.

      Sadly, computer instruction has never been up to par for anyone not interested in looking under the hood. Sites like this one are truly a blessing but many folks don’t want to know how it gets there only that you put in gear and steer. M$ has been remiss from day 1 and still are.

    • #329693 Trash | Reply

      b
      AskWoody Plus

      Fixed by cumulative updates on February 12, 2019:

      Addresses an issue that prevents Microsoft Edge from loading webpages using a local IP address or a VPN connection.

      Version 1809: February 12, 2019—KB4487044 (OS Build 17763.316)
      Version 1803: February 12, 2019—KB4487017 (OS Build 17134.590)
      Version 1709: February 12, 2019—KB4486996 (OS Build 16299.967)
      Version 1703: February 12, 2019—KB4487020 (OS Build 15063.1631)

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