Need help with my apache server - Routers firewall?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by X-Factor, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. X-Factor

    X-Factor Network Guru Member

    Hey, I have built my own server on my computer using Apache 1.3.33. I also have a Wireless-6 Broadband Linksys Router. When i view my website (which is on my server) at http://MYIPADDRESS it works as suspected. When i try it on any of the computers attached to my router it works fine. As soon as I try to go to the website from any computer not connected to the router it gives some sort of a permission error, or it just times out... :(

    Ive been told that this could have somthing to do with the firewall in the router... :?

    So I was just wondering if anyone has any idea on how i can make it so anyone can access my website from anywhere?

  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    try to disable the router firewall. or uncheck the option to block wan requests in the firewall tab.
  3. X-Factor

    X-Factor Network Guru Member

    Alright, but i have no idea how to do that. How to I get into the options for my router?
  4. Morpheus

    Morpheus Network Guru Member
  5. X-Factor

    X-Factor Network Guru Member

    When i go to that URL... its asking me for a password and URL :S
  6. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    leave the username blank and password is "admin"
  7. X-Factor

    X-Factor Network Guru Member

    Yeah, i tried that. it didnt work tho... it just re-loaded the admin box.

    Think the person who installed it may have changed it? If so, is there anyway of me obtaining the password?
  8. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    the only way to get back into the router if you dont know the password is by hitting hte reset button on the back of the router. that will set everything back to the defults.
  9. sumpwa

    sumpwa Network Guru Member

    Once you DO get into the router, use port forwarding and forward port 80
  10. X-Factor

    X-Factor Network Guru Member

    wow, you guys replied fast. By restarting the router... can i loose any settings :S...

    Like we have the wireless stuff set up. and security on it. so people can get into our connection from outside.
  11. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    not really you wont lose settings by jst rebooting. the only way you will lose settings is by hitting the reset button.
  12. X-Factor

    X-Factor Network Guru Member

    Uh... now im confused.

    The only way to restart the router is to hit the reset button... Right?

    So then i will loose the settings if i restart it.

    I think you worded ur post wronge. Either that, or im just confused. :p
  13. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    sorry i think i worded it wrong. (should bit be posting this late anyway)

    you can just restart the router by unpluggin it. you will not lose settings.

  14. X-Factor

    X-Factor Network Guru Member

    Well, i unplugged the router. Then replugged it. But the defult password is still not working. :(

    Some guy told me this:

    LinkSys like most routers these days offer the ability to forward ports. Check which port you set up apache on (most likely 80) and forward it as TCP to your local IP which can be found by going to Start > Run > Type 'cmd' > Type 'ipconfig'. It'll be the one beginning with 198.162

    Does this work the same way as logging into that website? Plus if it does, im not sure what to type in the ipconfig page. It all just looks like DOS coding.

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