Q: Internet Explorer 8: Unable to connect to IP address

We are running XP Professional with SP3. We have two Panasonic security cameras on our network one with the address and the other Since installing IE 8 we've not been able to connect to the ..1.11 address. We get a 414 Request to large error. I can ping the address with no problem. If I go to another PC with IE 7 installed it works fine. Is this a known problem and, if so, is there a fix?




Cause for this error message.
1.The Web server (running the Web site) thinks that the HTTP data stream sent by the client (e.g. your Web browser) contains a URL that is simply too large i.e. too many bytes.
2. Typically Web servers set fairly generous limits on length for genuine URLs e.g. up to 2048 or 4096 characters.    If your URL is particularly long, you can usually try shorter variations to see roughly where the limit is. If    your long URL is indeed valid, then the Web server may need to be reconfigured to allow your URLs through. Understand that Web servers have to set some reasonable limit here, because they have to deal with badly programmed clients trying to give them huge URLs.
This can be fixed by:
1.This error seldom occurs in most Web traffic, particularly when the client system is a Web browser. The URLs in this case are typically standard hyperlinks found on Web pages.
2.These links tend to be too large if they are simply wrong i.e. the Web page containing the link has been badly coded.
3.If your client system is not a Web browser, the problem can only be resolved by examining what the client is trying to do then discussing with your ISP why the Web server rejects the size of the URL sent by the client   system.

As a workaround you may try performing an Internet explorer Optimization by following the methods below.

Method 1: Clear cached data in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 8
1. Open Internet Explorer 8.
2. Click Safety, and then click Delete Browsing History.
3. In Delete Browsing History area, click Delete.

Method 2: Reset security settings for Internet Explorer
If you configure security settings to be too restrictive, you may prevent Internet Explorer from displaying certain Web sites. To determine whether an issue is caused by overly restrictive security settings, revert to default security settings. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click Tools, and then click Internet Options.
3. Click the Security tab.
4. Click Reset all zones to default level, and then click OK.

Method 3: Reset Internet Explorer

1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click Tools, and then click Internet Options.
3. Click the Advanced tab.
4. Under Reset Internet Explorer Settings, click Reset.

Disclaimer: The Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature might reset security settings or privacy settings that you added to the list of Trusted Sites. The Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature might also reset parental control settings. We recommend that you note these sites before you use the Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature

Thanks and Regards:

I. Suuresh Kumar- Microsoft Support.

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