Here's my situation. I have a laptop behind a wireless router connected to a 3MB cable service. Everything is fine as far as connectivity to the outside world. One my laptop I have Apache running to develop websites. I can obviously hit the website on my laptop using "http://localhost
" and "http://192.168.2.2
" (which is the laptop's internal IP address). However, when I attempt to hit the website on my laptop from the outside, I cannot get to my laptop. I get prompted for the user/pass to log into my routers configuration settings. Which I would expect.....
I went into my Dell TruMobile 2300 settings and turned on both port forwarding and DMZ and pointed port 88 (the web port I'm using on my laptop) to my laptop (192.168.2.2). So it's set up like this:
DMZ - enabled --> 192.168.2.2
Port 88-88 --> 192.168.2.2 (HTTP)
Port 8888-8888 --> 192.168.2.2 (WebCam)
I have also disbabled Windows Firewall (Windows XP Home SP2) and disabled my Norton Internet Security. So as far as I can tell, everything is setup okay, but the router seems to ignore the port forwarding. Of course Dell support does not support the advanced settings on my router, so they are useless (surprise!!). I'm sure I'm missing something. I can see the website and the webcam from any computer on the internal 192.168.2 IP block, just not from the outside world.
I'm quite frustrated, because I know this should work, but it's not. If anyone has any suggestions, I would be greatly appreciative.