SQL Connection String

Hi Experts I have have a MS SQL Server running on one of my home network, however i want to put an ASP.Net website on the web and connect to the database however i cant get the connection string to work and i have both ports 1433 and 1521 open and forward to the relevent machine.

my Computer Name is SQLServer-PC with Windows Authentication and would be grateful if you could give me some help.


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haloexpertsexchangeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The first one pretty much matches what our site is using.
  <add name="xxxxxx" connectionString="Data Source=xxxxxx;Initial Catalog=xxxxx;User ID=xxxxx;Password=xxxxx;Connection Timeout=60;Max Pool Size=500;"
   providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />
Surendra NathTechnology LeadCommented:
it is very difficult to suggest what is going over there, without actually seeing the connection string itself..

At times like this I visit the below website and validate my connection string...

it has connection strings for all databases and all sorts of drivers... this might be of some help..

if it does not then, please post the connection string and also the error that you are getting.
SimonPrice33Author Commented:
ive tried this site before but it didnt work

<add name="ExtDatabase" connectionString="Data Source=tcp:xx.xx.xx.xxx;Database=WeddingList;User Id=SQLServer-PC\Simon;Password=xxxxxx;" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />

the internal connection works but it doesnt need to go through my router and be port forwarded
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SimonPrice33Author Commented:
the closest on the site that would match what im after is

Data Source=,1433;Network Library=DBMSSOCN;Initial Catalog=myDataBase;
User ID=myUsername;Password=myPassword;

but its not getting through
Jerry MillerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Here is one that I use that works.

<add name="ConnectionString_dev" connectionString="Data Source=serverName;Initial Catalog=DatabaseName;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=web_ID;Password=webPassword;Connection timeout=60" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient"/>

Make sure that you can connect through SQL Management using the same user name and password.
SimonPrice33Author Commented:
Thank you guys... it was a combination of the two plus another bit that worked...

plus i went for SQL Server Authentication too

 <add name="IntDatabase" connectionString="Data Source=IPADDRESS;Initial Catalog=WeddingList;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=sa;Password=xxxxxxxx" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />
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