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Adjusting routers with Firefox


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sage5

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I have noticed this recently, on 3 different brands of routers. All on separate PC systems.
When you make changes to the router settings using the web interface through Firefox, you can access all the pages, change any settings, and click the "Apply" button.
All seems right until you come to reboot the router, (a necessary step to save the settings in most/all(?) routers).
When you click the "Reboot router/appliance" button, it generally will not force the router to reboot.
When you try to connect to the internet, the settings are still as they were.

So far I have noticed this with D-Link DSL-G604T, a Netgear DM111P & a Dynalink RTA 1320.
On all 3 systems, if I try to do the same in IE7, the reboot happens without a hitch
Has anyone else seen/had this problem?
Any ideas why this might happen?
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makai

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I have no problems setting up my router settings or rebooting my D-link using Firefox (v 1.5). I wouldn't think it would matter which browser you use as the browser is only being used to display the settings. Seems strange it works only with IE for you.
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This is using Firefox v3.X.X, but I think it has been happening since about midway through the v2 series.
It might be similar to how some web pages display incorrectly in FF, the reason why I have the IE View add-on.
Perhaps the coding of the web interface is not completely compatible.
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Its understandable. IE is kinda the mother for everything, but dont get me wrong I much prefer Firefox. Just sometimes its not as diverse as you need it to be.
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