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Router Home Page as opposed to Personal Web Server Home Page

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I have an Alcatel Speed Touch Pro Router  with a DSL line  and I have a personal web server that I would to look at. If I put my IP address http://##.##.##.## - I get my router configuration home page. How can I get to my own homepage with this IP?

Thanks for your help,
Aviva
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by:JFrederick29
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You need to forward port 80 to your internal IP address (192.168.x.x).
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by:avivak1
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What does that mean - practically?

How do I do that?

Thanks for responding so quickly,
Aviva
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by:avivak1
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I don't want to mess up the configurations.

If this is any help:
In the admin pages there is a section called routing:

one section of routing is the 'IP address table'
This has a table of Interface,Address,NetMask,Type,Translation


another is called 'IP route table'
This has a table of Destination,Source,Gateway and Interface

I can add a new entry to either one.

Thanks,
Aviva
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by:avivak1
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Also, it's the actual IP of my machine not the fake 10.0.0...etc..
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by:JFrederick29
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On your router, you should have a "Port Forwarding" section in the router management interface.  You would need to forward port 80 to the internal IP address of your web server.

On the web server, type "ipconfig" at a command prompt and note the IP address.

Then, go into the router and forward port 80 to the ip address you noted from the web server.  I do not know the actual steps to configure this on the router you have but it should be in the manual.

After you setup port forwarding, you should be able to type http://x.x.x.x (where x.x.x.x is your public IP address from your ISP) and it will be forwarded to the web server and you should see your personal homepage instead of the management interface of the router.
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by:avivak1
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It still doesn't work.

Is there any other way? (telneting straight into my router or something funky like that?)
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by:JFrederick29
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Did you setup the port forwarding and it still doesn't work?
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by:avivak1
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Hey whoever has the same problem as me.

I figured it out - basically you go to the Nat Table and instead of using both Inside and Outside Ports as 80. I put the outside port as 81 and the inside as 80 - apparantly my router has a default port of 80 pointing to the configuration pages. Since most users (in their right mind of course) would rather the world not be able to connect to the configuration pages - It blocks all access.

My computer address is 10.0.0.1 - I used that as the IP - (again the Inside Port as :80 and the outside as :81)

AND VOILA! It worked.

Thanks JFredrick for your input - sorry I can't donate the points to you. Next time!
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