Web server

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by smity42, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. smity42

    smity42 Network Guru Member


    I recently bought my WRT54G v3.1 and have set it up as my home router (runing Hyper-WRT + Tofu 11).

    I am now trying to set up one of my computers behind this router to host a website.

    I have set up IIS on the computer and it is working fine using http://localhost, http://LAN_IP, http://web_IP, and even http://dyndnsaddress

    But only from computers on my lan. Computers on the net just get cannot find server error. What do i need to do to get this to work?

    I have forwarded port 80 and also disabled upnp.
  2. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Network Guru Member

    I've had this problem before, but not with my linksys router. It was a cheap Microsoft one. I wish I could remember what it took to fix the problem. It's something to do with the routing. Because ur source and destination adress are the same when you are using the web adress, the ISP is basically calling it as a loopback, which is y u can hit the web ip from ur lan. If I think of it, I'll tell u.
  3. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    One possibility:

    Try running your web server on another port, and forwarding that. Your ISP may be blocking port 80 to prevent you from running a web server.

    Also, check your Terms of Service for your account to see if they allow web servers to run on your account.

    Not saying that IS your problem, but for some reason many ISP's don't want you running a web server.
  4. smity42

    smity42 Network Guru Member

    thanks for your help guys :D

    i tried it on a different port and it worked.

    So i went and had a look at my account settings for my ISP and they do block port 80 (among others), but u can turn port blocking off! I did that and it works now.

    Cheers again guys
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