Numeric IP address fails.

  • When I type 192.168.1.1 to access my modem/router Opera spins it wheels, then announces 'Connection refused: 192.198.1.1:80' ?
    What the !!

    The IP 192.168.1.1 works every time if I use Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer, so why doe Opera fail ??

    Would love to know why Opera has a problem !!

    I'm an IT Eng so I'd like to know if others have this problem ??

  • Working fine in Opera 29 for my router. What version of Opera are you using?

  • Installed it for the 1st time a few days ago..... 29.0.1795.60

  • OK, found the problem..Opera Turbo causes this error.
    Turned it off & numeric address works AOK ??

    My guess is Turbo mode is coded using non standard WWW procedures ?

    SO uses beware if your using Turbo mode.

  • Nope. Turbo sends data to Opera's servers to get compressed and then sent to you. That, of course, does not work well with many kinds of secure logins. Either way you only need Turbo if you are on dial up or a metered connection or something.

  • OK that's great, but these's no explanation it's a problem for a straight forward connection to a numeric IP on a local router.

    Chromium provides an icon & code to explain the use of obtuse settings. I just happened to choose the setting as a possible cause. It seemed logical.

    Turbo to me (& other I suspect) means faster execution, so it begs the question for most who see it, to enable it !
    There are so many user settings in both Opera & all the Extensions, the average user would struggle to solve it, once it's enabled ! I'm happy I solved it. Thanks for your input.

  • OK that's great, but these's no explanation it's a problem for a straight forward connection to a numeric IP on a local router.

    Generally you can't access internal IP address from outside the network. AT least if you have things setup right. Because Turbo sends all of your requests to Opera's servers they aren't able to get back inside your network to connect to the router. This is pretty much SOP.

    Chromium provides an icon & code to explain the use of obtuse settings.

    When you hit F1 to see the help page for the browser this is the first portion of the FAQ on the first page:

    How does Opera improve performance?
    Opera has a feature called Opera Turbo, which uses server-side compression to give you better browsing speeds when you are on slow connections. If you are on dial-up or pay for your internet connection by data usage, Opera Turbo can save you money, too.

  • OK that's great, but these's no explanation it's a problem for a straight forward connection to a numeric IP on a local router.
    Chromium provides an icon & code to explain the use of obtuse settings. I just happened to choose the setting as a possible cause. It seemed logical.
    Turbo to me (& other I suspect) means faster execution, so it begs the question for most who see it, to enable it !
    There are so many user settings in both Opera & all the Extensions, the average user would struggle to solve it, once it's enabled ! I'm happy I solved it. Thanks for your input.

    Turbo is not an internal, browser-execution speed feature. It's an Opera-maintained proxy service that allows compression on their servers of data returned from a user-sought website. The user sends the desired website URL or IP to the server, the server accesses that website and compresses the data returning (primarily imagery) from the site, and sends that compressed data back to the user. The browser and server merely auto-invoke the proxy hand-shaking protocols for all browsing traffic whenever Turbo is enabled. The browser itself doesn't analyze the IP address or number in Turbo mode, it simply sends it on to the Turbo server. The server, in turn, has no idea a router IP number isn't a legitimate web IP number, so it goes off into a search for it. When a proxy of any kind is used, whether Turbo or anything else, many typical browsing usage customs can be impacted... it simply "goes with the territory."

  • I understand,... your technical explanation was good, but how many non technical users would understand ?
    You & lando242 missed the point, completely !

    A non technical user would see the word 'Turbo' & think,..great ! I can speed up my execution, which is exactly what I did ! hence my problem in the first place. The use of the 'Turbo' function is not immediately obvious, with no immediate explanation for the user..

    lando242,.. btw, as a new user of Opera, I will investigate F1 (Help) further, in case there are other unique feature in Opera I need to understand. Good advice. Thank you.
    However the F1 (Help) explanation of the 'Turbo' function is an invitation to use it.
    Further the explanation does not preclude it's use on a local net IP address. That is a distinction (or lack of) which most would not immediately comprehend. It requires a full understanding of a proxy process and addressing procedures. Not something your average user should be expected to know. I've been in the IT business for 50 years, more than I care to remember, & it wasn't obvious to me.

    I did solve the problem shortly after my first post, (by logical deduction) so further discussion will probably belabour the point. Thanks again.

  • The use of the 'Turbo' function is not immediately obvious, with no immediate explanation for the user.

    Usually when turbo is enabled for the first time, a page with some info about it is opened.

    However I don't know what exactly is the content of that page.

  • Please visit Opera Help in Suggestion box.
    Thank you.
    🙂

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