IIS,VS.NET, Hosting through cable company

Posted on 2003-03-21
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Last Modified: 2013-12-24
System : Win2000 ADV server Full Computer Name : datsyuk
Software : IIS, .NET, VS .NET
Network : local ethernet + LinkSys Router(Remote Management Enabled) -> Charter Communication's of Michigan Data
Good News:
  VS .Net and IIS are working fine.
  Charter says I can host my own website through them
Bad News:
  I can not make my intranet website visible on the internet
  I wish to make my .Net Program visible and must have a website
    supporting .NET.
Symptoms: (Server is set to have static IP :
  If I go into Internet Information Services and set the Web Server's
  IP to (All unassigned ), I can reach the homepage with any of these three

http://localhost          // server's lan ip // router's wan ip

  If I go into Internet Information Services and set the Web Server's
  IP from (All unassigned )to
then I can reach the homepage via

but can NOT reach homepage via


That is, localhost is no longer 'valid' - and all the VS .Net pathing is trashed
because of localhost problem.

If I change the WebSite IP in IIS snap-in back to (All unassigned ) the localhost
works once more.

  LinkSys User Manual says that the Server needs to have a static IP for IP Forwarding to work. PORT 80 is forwarded to the IP of my server:
  The router is visible from the internet, as friends have been in to check out
  the configuration. I have "Block Wan Request" disabled. The router can be pinged
  at .

Question : how can I make my website visible on the
internet? I should be visible at: 
I have got the points if you have got the time!

Question by:mebarron
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Author Comment

ID: 8189635
I have been able to make my web available on the internet
but only if I move the website away from the default
port 80. This makes VS .Net unhappy. In order make
the site visible outside I must If I go into Internet Information Services and set the Web Server's
IP from (All unassigned )to // make static ip,
and VS .Net cannot "see" the web because localhost
stops evaluating to the webroot.----- I therefore have
a related question. How about One web on two IIS servers
that is, develop using a webserver on port 80 and make
the site available to the internet using same web on
a webserver using port , say 82 ? -----
The tech support at Linksys believe that Charter Data
chartermi.net of Michigan are somehow treating port 80
differently that other ports. I have IP forwarding set
for both 80 and 82, but only port 82 succeed in my
attempts to make web visible beyond my home's intranet.

Accepted Solution

kacalapy earned 1200 total points
ID: 8211362
check if your isp blocks port 80. unless you have a t1 you will havea blocked port 80! ur canle co doesnt want every one to host sites and jamm their cables with data. i think this is a rip. you pay for speed and cant use it. if you argue they may unblock. what isp do u have?


Expert Comment

ID: 8211652
mebarron, if you are still trying to run the webserver you might want to check that your router is forwarding any requests from port 80 to your web server, if you are running IIS which is something i'm working on right now it should be set to the servers IP address, which in this case i think is for you. Some routers allow you to activate them as DNS servers which would automatically assign the IP address, this seems to work for me too.  mshinder might have a point, your isp might be blocking port 80 also.  Is your cable IP, static or dynamic, if it is dynamic there is also a service you can setup for free with Http://myip.us so that you can have your web address be http://mebarron.myip.us which will forward people to your IP address, however you must update your IP address evertime your ISP assings a new one.  go to that website and read more on hosting.  IIS is pretty confusing, you could also use tinyweb which is a very small web server program...

Author Comment

ID: 8232352
You nailed it. I have Charter data. Sorry I did not
reply sooner, changed email addresses without changing here. Thanks

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