Accessing certain Windows servers with firefox(solved I hope)

Questions about cabled networking
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
User avatar
Tomgin5
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 819
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:37 pm
Location: Beaverton, Oregon USA

Accessing certain Windows servers with firefox(solved I hope)

Post by Tomgin5 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:04 pm

I was at a client's site today with a Dell Latitude e6220 running LM 18.2 then LM 18.3 Cinnamon 64. At his site we could connect to the internet through his cable router. We attempted to establish contact to 2 other sites where he was able to log in with ID and Passwords with his windows machines but the sites, after logging in with ID and passwords refused further connections unless we were using Internet Explorer. The info on those sites (law books regarding taxes) needed to be in the laptop. We wound up downloading on a windows machine then transferring the files to the laptop via a 128GB flash drive. Any ideas on how to connect directly? With Firefox?
We were having a similar problem connecting to his e-mail on his Windows server. It would not recognise his passwords from the laptop but does from the 4 windows machines in his office.
Last edited by Tomgin5 on Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
jimallyn
Level 18
Level 18
Posts: 8469
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:34 pm
Location: Wenatchee, WA USA

Re: Accessing certain Windows servers with firefox

Post by jimallyn » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:27 pm

Install a user agent switcher in the browser. That will tell the server that it is IE running on Windows. That often works. Why on Earth would anybody limit the use of their site to those running IE? It's beyond me.

Edit: there is also this:

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... ct/oldgrub

I think the instructions for installing VirtualBox are out of date but other than that it works fine. I installed it on my home computer just to see if it would work, then quickly uninstalled it and took a bath. :wink:
Image

“If the government were coming for your TVs and cars, then you'd be upset. But, as it is, they're only coming for your sons.” - Daniel Berrigan

Post Reply

Return to “Ethernet”