Cannot establish connection between emulator and IIS on my machine

I am using VS2008, windows mobile 6 classic emulator on WinXP.

I created a new web service (virtual folder, same machine)  and a new mobile app.
I can get to the web service from a browser  I see the service and all looks ok.
Coming from the mobile emulator, I get the following:
If I am trying to connect via localhost 
{"No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it"}

If I try to connect via the machine name  
I get
could not establish connection to network.

Ive tried killing the firewall, changing permissions.
I dont know what else to try -  or how to tell what the problem really is.

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Mikal613Connect With a Mentor Commented:
use your local ip instead of MyMachine
ampflpAuthor Commented:
- Cool - that worked.  But - I need to get it working with my machine name if possible. Do you have an idea of what is different there?
its a bug of Windows Mobile resolving the DNS ip
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if your using c# try this to get the IP of the host machine

ampflpAuthor Commented:
That is getting the IP address of my emulator, I'm not sure how that can help?

this bug - does that mean there's no way to get it working using a machine name?  (just wondering)...
not right now. which CF are you using?
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