I've noticed a few people post this same question, unfortunately I didn't see any answers - only suggestions - which I've tried. If you recognize this question and know a thread that answers it please post. Otherwise I am stuck.
I recently bought a static ip from ACS (in Alaska).They don't block port 80.
My goal is to make available a website. I have Windows XP Pro 64 bit with IIS 5.1/6.0 installed. I am using a Linksys WRT54G. I have a PPPoE connection with my ISP (requires username/password).
Skipping ahead a bit, after I perform what seems like all necessary steps (I explain them below) I get the following message when I try to access http://
The server at <mystaticip> is taking too long to respond.
Here are my setup thoughts:
I configured my computer/server to use a static ip. start->control panel->network connections. I selected my network connection and "properties". Then TCP/IP->Properties->Use the Following IP Address
192.168.1.2 (same ip I used for port forwarding)
For DNS server addresses I clicked Start->Run->"cmd" and in the command prompt I typed "ipconfig /all". This showed me two DNS server address which I used for TCP/IP->Properties->Use the Following DNS Server Addresses
To test this static ip configuration I opened a browser and was able to cruise the internet without issue. Static IP setup seems to be good.
I then setup IIS 5.1/6 (how can you tell which version? someone told me xp uses 5.1, we can assume that). I used default settings.
I used microsoft publisher to make a silly website and published it to C:\Inetpub\wwwroot
I opened a browser and navigated to http://localhost/index.htm
and sure enough my website is shown. This makes me think IIS is setup.
I followed these instructions for port forwarding setup (WRT54G Linksys router):
By the way, if I disable port forwarding and browse http://
<mystaticip>/ it pops up the login screen for my linksys router. This suggests to me that setup is good up until my router. Only when I enable port forwarding do I get the above message.
I then navigated to http://
<mystaticip>/index.htm and get the above message that you see in bold.
Any help? Not sure what to try next. My intuition suggests its a setup issue with IIS - perhaps the default settings are not allowing access to my computer (server)?
Thanks in advance!