Allow web server to connect to the internet through router

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Hi, I have a web server that works internally, I was wondering what ports I need to forward to it to allow outside browsers to connect to it.  

I don't need the domain to point to it, I can use the IP.  I do have a static address at this site.

Thanks all.
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http - port 80
https - port 443

Typically, those are your ports on your server, hosts will connect to your server from any port (port number will be greater than 1024)
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on router do the port forwarding of web server default port  http=80 https=443 nat to your web server internal IP.

if u need more details describe your Router Model

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Thanks guys, its an RV042 Cisco/Linksys.  OK, so I can know how to forward the http (80), not sure how to forward https.

Thanks for the quick response.
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Same process, and IP, for https as for http. They only difference is specifying port 443 rather than port 80.

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thanks guys, I did forward those ports, http and https, but still can't see it, is there  a way to see what ports my iis server is using?  it may not be defaults.

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you guys rock!!!!  that was it, I was quick to jump in it not working, had to do some refresing, thanks a ton you all!!!!

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