Accessing wamp server (www folder) from internrt through router

Posted on 2006-03-24
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
Can some one please give me advice on this!

Hi I am running a web site on a wamp server and can't access it from out side my local network. I think I have to do something with the virtual servers setting on my belkin wireless router. it asks me for external port start, external port end, protocol, internal port start, internal port end, server IP address and server name. I have been reading some pages on the web but all seams confusing and have tried a few thing that don’t work how do I set this up and what is the address to access my www folder of wamp? I keep getting told conflicting information about using the WAN IP here and the router IP there and :: in the address to select the port but I cant get it working no matter what I try.

Please help!
Thank you for any help and advice you can give me.
Question by:Karl01
    LVL 3

    Expert Comment

    The port in question is port 80.  Do you have a domain name registered with a registrar?  Do you have DNS servers pointing to your IP?
    LVL 5

    Accepted Solution

    Here is what you'll need to get up and running:

    external port start: 80
    external port end: 80
    internal port start: 80
    internal port end: 80


    Server IP address: LAN IP of the computer hosting.

    If i'm hosting my server on then i would have to place in this field.
    (make sure to enable traffic out of port 80 if you have a firewall)

    Now as far as going into port masking...etc....that is another question altogether.

    LVL 5

    Expert Comment

    basically what i've show you is how to create a direct beeline to your hosted wamp folder.
    (there are other configs that you can play with, but this is the basic setup that you'd need)

    Featured Post

    Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

    Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

    Join & Write a Comment

    The article explains the protocols and technology which is involved when two computers on different TCP/IP networks communicate with each other. In the diagram, a router is used to segregate two networks. The networks are and 192…
    Please see preceding article here: Figure 1 After Root Bridge has been elected, then what?..... Let's start by defining a Root Port in la…
    After creating this article (, I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
    Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor ( offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

    728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    16 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now