This is a new device connected to my laptop and desktop via Ethernet cable; both of which can access the internet just fine. However, a weird situation where ONLY the laptop can access the admin portal (http://192.168.8.1), and the desktop cannot.
# This site can’t be reached **192.168.8.1** refused to connect. Try: * Checking the connection * [Checking the proxy and the firewall](chrome-error://chromewebdata/#buttons) ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED
I have checked DNS, proxy, firewall (even uninstalled my antivirus/firewall, Bitdefender). I have tried running curl but I do not get a response:
* Trying 192.168.8.1:80... * TCP_NODELAY set * connect to 192.168.8.1 port 80 failed: Connection timed out * Failed to connect to 192.168.8.1 port 80: Connection timed out * Closing connection 0 curl: (28) Failed to connect to 192.168.8.1 port 80: Connection timed out
I have rebooted into safe mode with networking, and it worked. So, I’m guessing something must be blocking it. I have run a troubleshooting diagnostics from within Windows, and it reports back the following:
I’m at a loss to figure out what the heck is blocking this connection. What’s weird is that I can access my Vodafone broadband router just fine (192.168.1.1), but not this. My setup goes: Vodafone router → GL-AR750S-Ext → desktop/laptop.
Any ideas/help would be much appreciated.