Safari and router IP address

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Janeilfen, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Janeilfen macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    Does anyone else have this problem?
    When I input my router address into Safari’s address bar, it just takes to an internet page which tells me the address can’t be found. But when I use the Chrome browser I have no problems. Is there some setting for Safari which I am missing?
    This problem isn’t just when using my iPad, but also using a MacBook Pro.
    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. flaubert macrumors regular

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    The Chrome browser may be silently upgrading your connection to https. Try entering the IP address with the prefix https:// in Safari.
     
  3. Janeilfen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply. That doesn’t work unfortunately.
     
  4. flaubert macrumors regular

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    After a successful connection in Chrome, what does the address bar look like? And can you copy the Chrome address bar contents after successful connection and paste it into Safari, does that work? The other possibility is that the router is offering https, but Safari doesn’t like the cipher it is offering and is refusing to downgrade to a less secure connection.
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Could it be that Safari is blocking the login popup (javascript)?

    What router model? Is there a firmware upgrade available?
     
  6. Janeilfen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Genius. Why didn’t I think of copying and pasting from Chrome. Well done, thanks.
     
  7. flaubert macrumors regular

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    Interesting! But now we're all curious: how was the Chrome address different from what you were typing in? Trailing '/'? Supplied 'index.html'? Or something else?
     
  8. Janeilfen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Chrome address was copying as:

    http://192.168.1.78/cgi-bin/htmlmgr?_file=fs

    Whereas I was just entering in both browsers 192.168.1.78
     

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