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Can't Accessing Web Server

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Tungue, May 19, 2007.

  1. Tungue

    Tungue LI Guru Member

    I'm sure this has been discussed before. Please forgive me repeating the question. I couldn't find the answer (probably wasn't searching with the right terms). I'm going to try to provide all the info in hopes to finding a solution. Here's my situation: I'm trying to set up my PC as a web server.

    1. I'm running XP.
    2. I have the linksys wireless router model WRT54G v3.1.
    3. I have bellsouth DSL with the static IP option.
    4. I have a Westell WireSpeed modem, which according to Bellsouth has all ports open and being forwarded.
    5. In Port Triggering, I have the following ports entered per Linksys support's instructions:
    a. 80
    b. 443 to 447
    c. 21 to 23
    d. 8080 to 8080
    6. In Port Range Forwarding, I have the same set of ports being forwarded to, which is the IP address I have configured on my PC.
    7. For "Internet Connection Type", I have selected "Automatic Configuration - DHCP".

    With all that said and done, if i enter in my browser, I receive a message stating that IE can't display the page. I know that my web server service is running because pulls up my page.

    Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong? I'm lost, and haven't a clue where to even start looking.


    Sorry that my 1st post is about a problem I'm having.
  2. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    We need to know what firmware you are running as well as it will help a bit. It sounds like you are trying to access from within your own network which won't work if you have the NAT firwall enabled (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_address_translation) and most people do. BTW, didn't return anything for me.

    As for you port ranges, are you sure you want all of those ports forwarding to your WinXP box. Port 80(http) and 443(https/ssl) should generally be the only ports you need for a standard web server unless you are running additional or non-standard services.

    For Linksys docs did you use http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin...3NjZl9sYW5nPTEmcF9wYWdlPTI*&p_li=&p_topview=1
  3. Tungue

    Tungue LI Guru Member

    I am running Firmware Version : v4.21.1. I opened all those ports per Linksys' instructions. I'm not running anything out of the ordinary. Just IIS. In the router, I do not have "filter Internet NAT redirection" selected. At the moment, I do not have any other firewall running except for what's on the router.

    Thanks for the response.
  4. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Then you should only need to forward port 80. Remove all othe triggers and forwards you have set and save the settings. Then unplug the router and plug it back in.

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