Following upgrade to Windows 8.1 / IE11 I can no longer any access local web pages - for example any of the network admin pages fro my local network etc.
Inputting a local address - eg. http://192.168.1.1 to access the admin pages on my router causes IE11 to lock out completely. Closing the browser isn't enough to release IE - I have to reboot the PC or halt the individual services via task manager. This was not a problem with ie10 / Windows 7.
Even if the pages are 'blocked' by security settings it shouldn't lock up the browser.
This happens in both in the Windows 8.1 browser and the Desktop mode.
I believe that IE 11 is not identifying local sites and therefore not applying the Intranet Zone security settings.
In Desktop mode Turning off 'Protected Mode' in the Internet Zone Security settings allows the pages to work normally but obviously removes the protection provided by protected mode.
Is this a common problem and is there a bug fix on the way?