Re: whs setup help
... justinupsm - Just to make sure I am clear as to what you are trying to do... You are trying to set up a server to host a website? or are you just trying to be able to log into your computer remotely?
If you are trying to host a website... Then you need to make sure that the server is listening on port 80 on the ip address 127.0.0.1 (that is the loop back ip, meaning it will listen on what ever ip is assigned to your computer, on port 80)... Also in your router, it is best to assign your computer a static ip, and then on the port forwarding, forward port 80 to your computer.... Now when you start the server, most of the time you won't get anything unless it is not running, then it will pop up with some sort of error... Sometimes you might have to re-configure your firewall to allow incoming requests for port 80... Also in your services, you must make sure the Server service is running otherwise it won't host... Also as Pville said, I was talking more about the ip from your ISP, once you have all that done, all you have to do is put your ip (the ip assigned to your network from your ISP) in a web browser... From there the website will show up... Now if you don't have anything to show up, then nothing will show up... and you will most likely get a 404 error...
If you are just trying to log into your computer remotely, then all you have to do is allow for remote desktop, or a remote service to connect to your computer, and sometimes you might have to set a username and password, otherwise it will be your local computer account...