serve through a router
Posted on 2003-03-23
I would like to show some web pages off my computer to friends on the net. This would be http serving. I have cable and am using a Linksys router with 2 computers connected to it. I set up the router with a static IP address and port forwarding so connections would go to the second computer to view the web pages. Also set firewall to allow the port, But I'm confused. It didn't seem to work when I had a friend try it. Do I send out that static address as the link to click on? (seems right) Is a made up static address broadcasting itself out to the web so when clicked on, it calls out and says here I am? Seems possible someone else might have it in their router too. Or maybe some other setting is needed.