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Linksys SRW2048 - Web Configuration page requires IE?

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Jul 22nd, 2012
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Hi,


I'm currently trying to setup a Linksys SRW2048 switch.


The switch came with version 1.0.0 of the firmware (circa 2005), which worked fine with Google Chrome and Safari on OSX.


However, I recently upgraded to 1.2.2 (circa 2009), and the in-built web configuration page doesn't seem to work in anything except for IE6 or IE7.


Chrome and Safari give me a whole bunch of resource not available errors, and the page itself doesn't render properly at all:


Screen Shot 2012-07-21 at 8.18.46 PM.png

Firefox also doesn't render it properly either:


Screen Shot 2012-07-21 at 8.17.52 PM.png

It seems a bit strange on Linksys/Cisco's part that they'd release an updated firmware that meant their switch could only be used by Internet Explorer.


I suppose this is a long shot, but there's no chance Cisco would ever release a fix for this issue?


Or failing that, are there any known workarounds to get this to work with Chrome, Safari, Firefox - anything other than IE? Or anything on OSX or Linux?


Also, I heard that firmware 1.2.1 still works on non-IE browsers - does anybody know any archives of older Linksys switch firmwares?


Cheers,

Victor

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paolo bevilacqua Sun, 07/22/2012 - 17:58
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Wrong forum, post in "small business - routers". You can move your post using the actions panel on the riight.

alepatte Fri, 07/27/2012 - 10:46
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Hi Victor,


Here what you can d for Firefox and Netscape:

-Using Mozilla Firefox Web Browser:

(a) Install Firefox "IE Tab" add-ons. The latest version is available on https://addons.mozilla.org/

firefox/1419/

(b) Select Tools --> IE Tab. Add in the IP address of switches to Sites Fitters

(e.g. “http://172.18.1.27” accepts wildcard http://172.18.1.*).

(c) Ensure that cookies are enabled, by clicking "enable" to "All sites to set cookies" Tools ->

Options -> Privacy -> Cookies.


-Using Netscape Web Browser: Click the icon in the left corner, and select "IE Display".


Hope that helps.


Alena

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