If you can’t get to your router’s admin page using the Edge browser, there’s a reason why. Microsoft broke it with this month’s cumulative updates.

Yesterday, Microsoft appended this warning to all of its Windows 10 January cumulative update pages for version 1703 onward:

After installing [this month’s cumulative update] , some users report that they cannot load a webpage in Microsoft Edge using a local IP address. Browsing fails or the webpage may become unresponsive.

There’s a manual workaround that involves adding the malfunctioning page’s IP address to your Trusted Sites list. That’s going to put a lot of creases on the already-overworked brows of security mavens, but so be it.

The announcement concludes:

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

Of course, the obvious solution is to use a different browser – even Internet Explorer seems to work – but whatever.

Looking into the problem, I was surprised to see that it’s been well documented for more than a week. Poster Bree on Tenforums said:

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