Jump to content

Welcome to MSFN Forum
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.
Login to Account Create an Account



Photo

Win7 router config page - no access

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1
Luxman

Luxman

    Junior

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 55 posts
  • Joined 08-February 08
  • OS:Windows 7 x64
  • Country: Country Flag

Hi everyone.

 

I recently obtained a Zyxel router from my isp. I have a dual boot setup; with XP I have no problem accessing the config settings page - however, on Win7, my primary use drive, I am unable to access the config page. In 7, when I log in, I am brought back to the original router network map page, over and over again:

 

 

In 7 I have 3 browsers; IE9. FF, & Chromium. In XP I have only IE8 installed. So, the fact that in 7, with 3 browsers unable to access the config page, does this not imply there is a related reason for this?

 

I really don't have a clue how to even begin to resolve this but I know there are many brilliant people on this board so I'm hoping someone can help me find the 'bug' in Win7 that will allow me to actually use this router.

 

Many thanks. 


Edited by Luxman, 14 April 2015 - 12:24 AM.



How to remove advertisement from MSFN

#2
Tripredacus

Tripredacus

    K-Mart-ian Legend

  • Super Moderator
  • 9,852 posts
  • Joined 28-April 06
  • OS:Windows 7 x86
  • Country: Country Flag

Donator

I have doubts that it is directly related to the OS. I wonder what web technologies the internal server is using.... CGI? Java? Maybe they use some hack that IE8 can use but newer (more updated) browsers do not? Many ways to approach it.

 

You can look here (if it is the same model you have)

ftp://ftp.zyxel.com/VSG1432-B101/support_note/VSG1432-B101_1.0.pdf

 

On (PDF) page 12, it shows how you can use telnet to configure it.


MSFN RULES | GimageX HTA for PE 3-5 | lol probloms
tpxmsfn1_zps393339c1.jpg


#3
Luxman

Luxman

    Junior

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 55 posts
  • Joined 08-February 08
  • OS:Windows 7 x64
  • Country: Country Flag

I can't comment on your doubts about a settting in 7 being the culprit, but I can tell you for certain that it would appear I am the only person with this problem. I have searched far and wide on the net and there is not one single posting that mirrors my problem.

 

The pdf link model appears to be different to what I have, and I don't know anything about telnet, so I don't know if this would help me as my only objective in the router configuration is to open ports.

 

Thank you for your reply, though, Tripredacus.



#4
jaclaz

jaclaz

    The Finder

  • Developer
  • 15,315 posts
  • Joined 23-July 04
  • OS:none specified
  • Country: Country Flag

I can't comment on your doubts about a settting in 7 being the culprit, but I can tell you for certain that it would appear I am the only person with this problem. I have searched far and wide on the net and there is not one single posting that mirrors my problem.

 

The pdf link model appears to be different to what I have, and I don't know anything about telnet, so I don't know if this would help me as my only objective in the router configuration is to open ports.

 

Thank you for your reply, though, Tripredacus.

To clarify, telnet is the "real thing", just like command line is often the simple, plain way, in which you can usually do more than in a GUI.

Most routers/modems for the "end user" have embedded a sort of "web site" that may make use (as opposed to "plain" html), a whole set of technologies (as Trip mentioned CGI, or javascript, etc.) that may (or may not) be compatible with a given browser or with a given browser on a given OS.

Given that you have issues in Windows 7 with three different browsers I doubt that it is a specific browser issue and it is more likely that it is a "systemwide" and "OS specific" kind of issue (as an example a particular antivirus or antimalware or the built-in firewall, or some other OS program or setting).

 

Since it would be foolish to attempt installing the IE8 (that is working on your XP) to the Windows 7, what you can try is to use a PORTABLE version of a browser and test this portable version under the two OS.

Specifically I would suggest you to ty the good ol' Opera@USB version 1217:

http://www.opera-usb.../operausben.htm

as it is small and simple enough and should be able to work on both systems just fine, without altering anything of your installed browsers.

 

Even simpler (as a test) I would also try the OB1 browser, since it is the most basic one you can find, if you see it not working (on the XP OS) it should mean that that Zixel thingy uses one of the non-plain-html technologies:

http://offbyone.com/offbyone/

 

jaclaz


Edited by jaclaz, 13 April 2015 - 12:18 PM.


#5
Luxman

Luxman

    Junior

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 55 posts
  • Joined 08-February 08
  • OS:Windows 7 x64
  • Country: Country Flag

Hi jaclaz, and thanks for your help.

 

The problem has been solved.

 

Your suggestion to try another browser (portable) was something I had thought about a few days ago, and today I actually did try Moz Firebird (yes, 12 years old). That was only partially successful, as I could access the config pages but some of the sub menus wouldn't render, so back to square one. But it did prove that indeed it was a browser issue. 

 

So, from years ago I remembered using a Gecko based browser called K-Meleon. Alas, after trying two difference builds, the latest version works (almost) like a charm.  :w00t:

 

Many thanks for both replies.  :thumbup


Edited by Luxman, 13 April 2015 - 08:16 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users