There’s a newly acknowledged Edge native IP networking bug in Win10

When you can’t get to your router’s admin web page utilizing the Edge browser, there’s a motive why. Microsoft broke it with this month’s cumulative updates.

Yesterday, Microsoft appended this warning to all of its Home windows 10 January cumulative replace pages for model 1703 onward:

After putting in [this month’s cumulative update], some customers report that they can not load a webpage in Microsoft Edge utilizing an area IP handle. Shopping fails or the webpage might turn into unresponsive.

There’s a guide workaround that includes including the malfunctioning web page’s IP handle to your Trusted Websites checklist. That’s going to place lots of creases on the already-overworked brows of safety experts, however so be it.

The announcement concludes:

Microsoft is engaged on a decision and can present an replace in an upcoming launch.

In fact, the apparent resolution is to make use of a special browser – even Web Explorer appears to work – however no matter.

Trying into the issue, I used to be stunned to see that it’s been nicely documented for greater than per week. Poster Bree on Tenforums mentioned:

None of my bodily machines can open my router web page in Edge after the Dec. eight replace – that is Edge within the newest construct of 1809, 1803, x86 or x64. It seems that solely sure routers are affected. Up to now we have now reviews for Edge being unable to make use of internet admin on Verizon FIOS-G1100, Netgear, WDC N750 and my BT HomeHub4.      

Basically, in case you’re utilizing Edge to entry an area web page with an handle like 192.168.x.x or and you may’t get to it, blame the most recent cumulative replace — and change browsers.

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