Web server not working outside localhost for IIS 7

Posted on 2007-09-30
Last Modified: 2013-11-19
I have a web server running on IIS 7/Vista.  When I access this web server on my localhost, it accesses fine.  However, when I try to access it on my network or directly using the ip address, the connection times out.  My router has port 80 open for that specific IP as well.  I can't understand why it times out.
Question by:kayhustle
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    Accepted Solution

    First thing you need to do is not worry about the router. If you cannot hit the local IIS server on your local subnet than the problem relies on your IIS server as you expected. Start trying some basic things with the server:
    1.) Can you ping it from another machine on the local network?
    2.) Are you using the default IIS website?
    3.) Shut of any firewall features on Vista

    First start with the basic connectivity like pinging. The move onto permissions. Chances are if you can hit the server on your localhost, than theres something in Vista not allowing you to hit the IIS server from your subnet.

    1.) Do you have any A/V? If you have Norton Internet Security...shut it off.
    2.) Have you added the local subnet to your 'Exceptions' area in your firewall?

    Try these and I bet you will have some luck. Also, I;m not too sure you even want to run IIS on Vista..might be more trouble than its worth.

    Good Luck
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    Assisted Solution

    start cmd and issue this command:
    netstat -an | find "80"
    That way you can see if your setup is actually listening to port 80 of another IP than
    Also, you have to make an exception for port 80 in Windows firewall.
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    Author Comment

    I verified that it is listening on port 80.  I found that I had to make an exception in Windows Firewall for world wide web services and it worked. Thanks

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