Enter IP address directly in IE7 Address Bar

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Pete B, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Pete B

    Pete B Guest

    How can I directly enter an IP address in the IE7 address bar? Everytime I
    try, IE7 auto-prefixes it with "http//www." text and suffixes a "/" to the
    IP address, which then causes the IE7 to fail to find the site.

    I need to do this so I can look at a gateway router attached to my PC. I
    can see the router by typing the "www." after the "http//:" and then typing
    "routerlogin.net", but directly entering the IP address of the router itself
    does not work. Running WinXP Pro SP3.
     
    Pete B, Jul 2, 2009
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    GTS Guest

    GTS, Jul 2, 2009
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  3. Pete B

    Pete B Guest

    Yes, I know that, but like I said that does not work, you cannot get IEx to
    accept that in the address bar. IEx automatically adds a "www." to the IP
    address when you hit enter after typing it, so that it becomes
    http://www.nnn.nnn.nn.nn/ which fails to connect. That is the problem. Try
    it, you will see what I am talking about: IEx tries to convert it into a
    URL name format.

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    Pete B

     
    Pete B, Jul 2, 2009
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  4. "Pete B" wrote ...
    That seems particularly User Vicious considering that there are
    plenty of URLs which do not use "www" as the first part of the
    address.
     
    Richard Crowley, Jul 2, 2009
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  5. Pete B

    Pete B Guest

    I wonder if WinXP just does not allow entering IP addresses directly, IOW it
    is not a solvable problem.....

    Is there some other way to go to an IP address?
     
    Pete B, Jul 2, 2009
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  6. "Pete B" wrote ...
    It is not an XP issue. I do this every day with IE6 on several
    versions of XP. And of course other browsers allow entry of
    IP addresses regardless of OS.
     
    Richard Crowley, Jul 2, 2009
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  7. PA Bear [MS MVP], Jul 2, 2009
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  8. Pete B

    Tom Willett Guest

    I don't know how Windows XP would figure into this. I have no problems on
    any computer I try, using IE7, IE8, or Firefox.

    :I wonder if WinXP just does not allow entering IP addresses directly, IOW
    it
    : is not a solvable problem.....
    :
    : Is there some other way to go to an IP address?
    :
    : --
    : Pete B
    :
    : : > "Pete B" wrote ...
    : >> Yes, I know that, but like I said that does not work, you cannot get
    IEx
    : >> to accept that in the address bar. IEx automatically adds a "www." to
    : >> the IP address when you hit enter after typing it, so that it becomes
    : >> http://www.nnn.nnn.nn.nn/ which fails to connect. That is the problem.
    : >> Try it, you will see what I am talking about: IEx tries to convert it
    : >> into a URL name format.
    : >
    : > That seems particularly User Vicious considering that there are
    : > plenty of URLs which do not use "www" as the first part of the
    : > address.
    : >
    : >
    :
    :
     
    Tom Willett, Jul 2, 2009
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  9. Pete B

    Pete B Guest

    Well, might you know, now just after posting all this, I tried it and it is
    working... don't ask me how or why, no clue!!

    Sorry I bothered you all, thanks.
     
    Pete B, Jul 2, 2009
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  10. Pete B

    Pete B Guest

    Not the problem on my PC. Kaspersky's keeps me clean and safe.

    Besides, like I said, the computer genie fixed it while I was not looking.....

    :=)
     
    Pete B, Jul 2, 2009
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