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Joined: 17 Aug 2015
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Location: San Diego, CA

PostPosted: Mon 17 Aug '15 17:46    Post subject: Home Apache and access over internet Reply with quote

I'm trying to set up my PC as a server to remote computers. I'm using Apache 2 on Windows 7. Everything is fine if I keep it local; I can access my index.html at localhost. But despite trying everything I can think of I cannot access that page over the Internet.

I've ensured that port 80 is not blocked.
I've port forwarded port 80.
I've given the firewall permission.
I can ping my whatismyip address fine.
I've tried every IP I can think of.
I've tried every URL combination I can think of too (http:/IP address/index.html, etc.)

If there's someone out there who can help this newbie out I'd appreciate it. I'll supply any other information you need.
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Joined: 16 Oct 2007
Posts: 2139
Location: Sun Diego, USA

PostPosted: Mon 17 Aug '15 21:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll try but not saying I can succeed. You say port 80 is not blocked, how do you know this for sure. Which of our ISPs are you using?

A good start is can you access the server from another computer using your LAN ip.
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Joined: 15 Apr 2012
Posts: 165
Location: Denver, CO USA

PostPosted: Tue 18 Aug '15 0:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would venture to guess that the management port on your firewall is set 80 and perhaps it is causing the issue.
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Joined: 31 Jul 2009
Posts: 71

PostPosted: Tue 18 Aug '15 5:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

try this http://www.canyouseeme.org/ to make sure your port is open. This has solve my issues for years when i run into issues..
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