When I try to log into our Thomson SpeedTouch router using IE8, I get the following message:
HTTP/1.0 401 Authorization Required
The prompt act like I've typed a wrong password, but it works fine when using Firefox or Telnet.
any help ?
Router/Modem software can be buggy. Have you:
Are you the only one experiencing the issue locally? If not, go to tools, internet options, click on the advanced tab, scroll down about halfway and check that you have the 2 boxes under HTTP 1.1 selected. Unless you have customized settings in there, you could also just reset all the settings to the default and see if it works.
i would also look at how you are entering the login credentials. if you are hitting enter after typing your password, try clicking OK instead and see if that works.
There is something called Digest Authentication mechanism witch need to be disabled in order to proceed.
for my case, this command under telnet will disable it :
Microsoft says IE don't support Digest Authentication