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Old 12-17-2014, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default Port forwarding xampp webserver

Hi there

So I have an xampp webserver running on my rig. What I want to do is have my dev sites viewable by my clients, to whom I give the link. Not knowing how to do this, I spent an entire day searching the web, and following every guide I could find, but after hours of trying, the server still isn't viewable from the outside world.

This is what I have done so far:

In order a connection like this to work, you need static ip addresses. I set my computer to a static ip, but my router kept assigning a dynamic one. I reset my computers settings, and reserved a set ip for my computer under the routers DHCP settings.

I then tried to forward the ports xampp uses, so that outside requests could be passed in, and inside requests passed out. In the router settings, I did this:
Service: HTTP
Local IP: 192.168.1.XX
Protocol: TCP
External Port: 80
Internal Port: 80

Seemed to work.

Next, my isp connection is a dynamic address, so I signed up to no-ip service. This lets me have a set domain that I can give to people, and the no-ip service overcomes my changing connection ip.

Despite all of this, external computers still can't access my server.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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