GUI not loading & on same network

so i know i have to be on the same network as the miner i have tried connecting it to the regular one on network and the guest network with the LAN IP from miner, both are 2.4ghz or what not
any ideas what the problem would be the miner has been off for almost three months while out of town for work. still syncing 10k block behind but shouldn’t the gui still load for me to check status of other things