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Web Server Question

Hi,

I am trying to set up a web server at my house.  I can access the site through my internal IP and my external IP when I am at any computer in my house.  When I try to access it from a computer at work I get "the page cannot be displayed".  I tried changing the web server port from 80 to 8090 to no avail.  I have port forwarding set up on my router.  Any ideas?

Ryan
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humeniukCommented:
If you're not supposed to be setting up a web server, your ISP may be blocking ports.  Can you tell us who your ISP is?  Also, do you have a static IP address?
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kmorris1186Commented:
I agree with humeniuk.  My ISP used to block web server from being hosted.  But, if you changed the Port number and it still didnt work, then that doesnt sould like the case.

Try seting up DMZ on the web server (just to make sure that it isnt your router).
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RySk8er30Author Commented:
Hi,

I am not sure what the problem is.  I cannot VNC into my computer either.  I have the proper port open on my router (through port forwarding).  I'm not sure how to set up DMZ.  Can you explain?

Ryan
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kmorris1186Commented:
What brand router are you using?
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kmorris1186Commented:
I have a Linksys router.  One you get into the config of the router, there is a tab called "Application and Gaming".  This is teh section where Port Forwarding and DMZ is located.  You will need to enable DMZ and tell it the IP of your server.

If you cant VNC, then it definetly sounds like a router issue.

Hopefully you configered the server with a static IP (ex, 192.168.1.10) and have the required ports sent to that IP.
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humeniukCommented:
You can sometimes circumvent your ISP's block by switching ports, but not always.  Some of them are getting wise to that.  If you can let us know who your ISP is and/or what your IP is, it will be easier to confirm whether or not traffic is getting to you.  If so, that would confirm that it is an internal configuration problem that we need to track down.
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RySk8er30Author Commented:
Hi,

It seems to be working now.  I just couldn't access it at work.  Thanks for the help.

Ryan
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humeniukCommented:
Glad to hear it's working.
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