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Old 02-22-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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Kobo 2.4 Web Browser no longer functions

Prior to 2.4 firmware upgrade (Kobo Glo) I'd use the web browser
function to wirelessly connect to Calibre to transfer the odd book.

Now, any address you enter, is ignored when you touch "Go" and
you simply wind up with a blank page & address window.

It used to work?? Anyone else figured out how to get it working.

I have reported the bug to Kobo, but per the note at the top
of the "Extras" page where the browser is found, its stated all
functions on that page are unsupported by Kobo!
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:27 PM   #2
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Prior to 2.4 firmware upgrade (Kobo Glo) I'd use the web browser
function to wirelessly connect to Calibre to transfer the odd book.

Now, any address you enter, is ignored when you touch "Go" and
you simply wind up with a blank page & address window.!
You need to start the address with "http://" even if its a local address (like an IP address, i.e. 'http://192.168.2.1'). Oddly enough it does add 'www' as necessary after you have hit 'GO' so you don't need to add it when entering in addresses. (i.e. entering 'http://google.com')

I do see what you mean though, it is convenient to use the circled X button besides the address bar to clear out the text box and then type in the desired address, unfortunately doing so means you have to type in the prefix and address every time. It’s a web browser, it seems silly to add “http://” to every address (even local ones).
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Just transferred a couple of books using the browser and Calibre content server here - no problems, it's working just as before.
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Originally Posted by bhewson View Post
Prior to 2.4 firmware upgrade (Kobo Glo) I'd use the web browser
function to wirelessly connect to Calibre to transfer the odd book.

Now, any address you enter, is ignored when you touch "Go" and
you simply wind up with a blank page & address window.

It used to work?? Anyone else figured out how to get it working.

I have reported the bug to Kobo, but per the note at the top
of the "Extras" page where the browser is found, its stated all
functions on that page are unsupported by Kobo!
I can connect no problem to all websites i enter. I do however have the soduko bug where the numbers are basically blacked out on the input grid at the bottom of the screen


Regards

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Old 02-24-2013, 02:05 PM   #5
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Indeed if you preface the desired address with: http:// it does work.

A clumsy browser at best so connecting to Caliber on my home network is all I use it for. However you have to use the IP address for the Kobo browser to find the Caliber server to connect. Using the "name and port #" of the Caliber server does not work with the Kobo browser although that form does work fine with other devices/browsers.

Good enough for the quick wireless transfer of a book or news subscription however.

Thanks again for the info.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:15 PM   #6
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Indeed if you preface the desired address with: http:// it does work.

A clumsy browser at best so connecting to Caliber on my home network is all I use it for. However you have to use the IP address for the Kobo browser to find the Caliber server to connect. Using the "name and port #" of the Caliber server does not work with the Kobo browser although that form does work fine with other devices/browsers.

Good enough for the quick wireless transfer of a book or news subscription however.

Thanks again for the info.
To use a "name" instead of an ip address, it needs to be in the devices local hosts file, or you need to have a DNS server on your network that the device is configured to use, or similar. The names needs to be resolved to the ip address by _something_.
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A clumsy browser at best so connecting to Caliber on my home network is all I use it for. However you have to use the IP address for the Kobo browser to find the Caliber server to connect. Using the "name and port #" of the Caliber server does not work with the Kobo browser although that form does work fine with other devices/browsers.
I named my laptop "tpad" during Debian Linux installation, and I can access the Calibre content server as http://tpad:8080 from the 2.4.0 browser.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:31 AM   #8
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I named my laptop "tpad" during Debian Linux installation, and I can access the Calibre content server as http://tpad:8080 from the 2.4.0 browser.
Thank you, GeoffR.
I wrote:
http://192.165.1.15:8080
(It's the IP address of my notebook where is located calibre) and it works !!
Thank you again, bye :-)
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