troubleshooting Question

Can't connect to Linux Apache server from other computers on network

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In the building I have a router plugged into a switch, five computers plugged into the switch sharing internet. The IP address for the router is, and I can access its control panel from any computer on the network.

I have a Linux server running Fedora Core 9 with Apache installed and the httpd service running. What I want to do is be able to use this server as a testing server for a website that will be developed locally on another computer on the network.

The Linux's address is

I can access the Apache test page from Linux by typing http://localhost/ or just fine

I can ping from the other Windows computers on the network just fine, so it's seeing the Linux computer

I can SSH into root@ with Putty just fine from other computers on the network

The only problem, it seems, is that none of the other computers on the network can type into their browser address bar and get the Apache test page. It just says "Unable to connect" in Firefox.

I went into the router's configuration and it looks like this:

Port Range Forwarding

          Start          End          Protocol          To IP Address
HTTP     80            80             Both     

I think that should be set up right, but I'm not sure.

Any suggestions? It's probably a silly fix somewhere but I've never done this kind of setup before.

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