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connect to a URL using Basic authentication

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Hi,
I am trying below example
http://www.avajava.com/tutorials/lessons/how-do-i-connect-to-a-url-using-basic-authentication.html?page=1

I was not able to get to linksys screen. How to fix the issue.
please advise
Any links resources ideas highly appreciated. Thanks in advance
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This question may be silly, but do you have a Linksys router and is it running its web interface at http://192.168.1.1? If not, it's not surprising you couldn't see that screen.
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I have Linksys router. How to find web interface URL like http://192.168.1.1 for that?
Please advise.
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by:CPColin
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If navigating to that URL times out, then your router is not listening at that IP address. You'll have to consult the manual for your router for more information. If you can't use that URL, you should be able to find an example URL that uses basic authentication by searching around on the web.
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If you can't use that URL, you should be able to find an example URL that uses basic authentication by searching around on the web

which URL I can use. Please advise
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by:CPColin
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Using your favorite search engine, searching around for things like "basic authentication example" should get you what you're looking for.
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when i search 'basic authentication example java'

I see lot of links. I am looking for simple java application without any servlet or web application, ejb etc which i could not find yet.


https://www.google.com/search?q=basic+authentication+example&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1#q=basic+authentication+example+java&rls=com.microsoft:en-us


Please advise
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Maybe "basic authentication example" was a bad set of terms. I searched for "basic authentication test" and found several good test URL's within the first couple of results.
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https://www.google.com/#q=basic+authentication+test

I searched in google as above. I do not see any simple straight forward example there. Please advise
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by:CPColin
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The very first page listed includes an example URL that you can use to practice: http://browserspy.dk/password-ok.php
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I will try from home below link and let you know

http://browserspy.dk/password.php

You must use the following login information to login into the page password-ok.php
Username test
Password test

so i just need to go to that page
and enter username, pasword as test, test
That will basically Find out if my browser supports HTTP Basic Authentication also known as password protection right?
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Yes.
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Is it is server that is supposed to support the basic authentication or the browser. please advise
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The server tells the client that authentication is required. The client asks the user for credentials, then sends them to the server. The server responds by either allowing the request to go through or giving an error code that says the user is not authorized.
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