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  • Hi,
        I am having an intermitent problem logging in to WHS over the web.
    Sometimes i can get my page and other times it can't find it (problem loading page).

    I am on vigrin media (netgear router) using firefox on windows XP
    Friday, September 25, 2009 12:42 PM

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  • Do the problems depend on the location or the client you use to connect from?

    Also please note you should use Internet Explorer for full functionality of the WHS remote access, the webpage is using ActiveX which is not (officially) supported in Firefox.
    Friday, September 25, 2009 12:52 PM
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  • Regarding ActiveX in Firefox: There is an experimental add-on which provides ActiveX support directly, in some versions of Firefox. That add-on unfortunately does not work with the current release version of Firefox, though. A better solution, in my opinion, is to install the IE Tab add-on instead. This grants the ability to host Internet Explorer inside a Firefox window. It gives the same ActiveX functionality that Internet Explorer does, and seems to be kept up to date.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, September 25, 2009 3:10 PM
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  • On another forum i found that using,  https:// in stead of http:// by passes the port 80 thing.
    tryed this and it worked twice then, problem finding page.

    When i boot up (sometimes) i see that port forwarding verification problems  are highlighted on the WHS icon within the icon tray.....

    Same problem with IE.

    BRUBBER:- i don't understand the location/client point can you explain this please.....thanks

    Saturday, September 26, 2009 7:58 PM
  • On another forum i found that using,  https:// in stead of http:// by passes the port 80 thing.
    tryed this and it worked twice then, problem finding page.

    When i boot up (sometimes) i see that port forwarding verification problems  are highlighted on the WHS icon within the icon tray.....

    Same problem with IE.

    BRUBBER:- i don't understand the location/client point can you explain this please.....thanks


    It sounds like a hardware problem to me (NIC in your server, cabling, router, etc).
    Sunday, September 27, 2009 5:06 AM
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  • BRUBBER:- i don't understand the location/client point can you explain this please.....thanks

    Location: the place you're trying to connect from; office internet cafe, friends house, ..................
    Client: The system you are using to setup the remote connection; personal laptop, office pc, fiend pc, ...................

    (Client is not the right word in this context, I should have used "computer" instead)
    Sunday, September 27, 2009 5:34 AM
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  • It sounds like a hardware problem to me (NIC in your server, cabling, router, etc).

    Or NIC driver or NIC settings. In my experience you can best use the driver that comes with WHS (if available for your NIC). Sometimes it helps to set the NIC to a fixed speed (100 Mbps Full Duplex) instead of auto negotiate.
    Sunday, September 27, 2009 5:36 AM
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