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Old 12-18-2003, 02:40 PM   #1
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Cannot access webserver using "public" address

Help, help!

I cannot access my webserver using "public" address. "Public" is in quotes because, actually, my problematic LAN is within my functioning Home Lan (you'll see later what I mean).

Anyways - I have this set up:

LAN : (MAC Address : blah blah)
IP Address :
Subnet Mask :

WAN : (MAC Address : blah blah)
IP Address : <--- connection running off from home router
Subnet Mask :
Default Gateway : <--- home router connected to the cable modem/internet

Dynamic IP

Static IP

I have defined port 80 requests to be forwarded to Virtual Server

WHAT I CAN DO : I can access the weberver (ie; see the default index.html) when I access:
(1) localhost from the Linux Desktop
(2) from the Linux Desktop
(3) from the Windows Laptop
I can access the Internet in both.

WHAT I CANNOT DO : I cannot access the webserver from either desktop or laptop when I try to access - which I assume is my LAN's "public" IP.

What am I doing wrong ???

Thanks in advance for any help !!!!!
Old 12-18-2003, 02:50 PM   #2
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Well is a private address and not a public address so I doubt that is it unless you are part of an Intranet.

You probably will not be able to access the external IP internally as this would require loopback natting. If you wnat to test it with a real public IP then you can try from guardster.
Old 12-20-2003, 08:23 AM   #3
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I agree with david_ross. Try cycleing the power on the cable modem, then the router. Wait for the cable modem to come back online and then reboot the router. Sometimes with cable modems they get "stuck".


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