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I am on iOS 7.0.4 on an iPhone 5. I type in a IP address on my local network, 192.168.11.18, in my Safari address bar, and Safari completely ignores the fact that it is a host I am wanting to visit. Instead, it searches for www.192.168.11.18 in my ISP's search engine.

How can I force Safari to visit the host I am requesting and not assume it's a search term?

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include http://

i.e.: http://192.168.11.18

(Tested this and it works perfectly)

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Both http:// and http:\\ still didn't work. –  David Sawyer Mar 31 at 1:33
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sorry it should be http://192.168.11.18 (my slashes were backwards) also you need to include the ip address after the http:// –  sdmeyers Mar 31 at 1:35
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I ran into this too. http://192.168.11.18 should definitely work. Double check the ip address though. If the server you are trying to reach doesn't respond (because it is at a different address or on a port other than 80) it will go back and try adding www to the front. –  dwightk Mar 31 at 2:31
    
Okay, maybe the problem lies somewhere else in my network. The request must not have reached the server correctly. Thanks! –  David Sawyer Mar 31 at 3:52

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