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I'm trying to set up port forwarding on my BrightBox router so that I can run a small web service for myself and access personal files when I'm not at home. I was going to setup DynDNS after I get this working but for some reason it's not.

Does anyone have experience setting up the public port (80) on this router? Whenever I try to access my IP it takes em to my router admin page (which is the reason I'm not posting my IP here... frown.gif) Previously with Virgin Media and other routers this wasn't an issue. I set up the port forwarding to my IP on port 80 and it worked straight away. It even isn't taking other ports and forwarding them to me either frown.gif
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if its tking you to your box then you may have web management on the router, look for a option to turn external control off
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I thought it might have been that, but there is nowhere to change that setting. Then I found (on a router hacking forum) that it's a secret page hidden in the firmware. Never the less, it's turned off, and, you have to set which IP is allowed to do that.

If I connect to the IP from a local machine it shows the setup page. IF I use my phone (and therefore an outside IP) it shows a blank page frown.gif
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just a blank page?, so you have the port forwarded to a back end machine, with something listing on port 80 and theres no firewall blocking it right smile.gif

looking at this http://www.wikihow.com/Port-Forward-on-Orange-Livebox it looks the same as any other router so it could be another problem
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Ah, I think it's actually my fault. It works fine with Windows, I was in Linux prior to that... Back to my Linux ports thread! Haha!

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Ah, no, still a problem.

Ok, so XAMPP for Linux, Linux is blocking the port. No biggie, I can sort that.

However, if I use my PC on the LAN to connect it shows me the router page, both Linux and Windows, but in Windows if I connect through WAN (an IP not on the LAN) it shows correctly.

So, if I use my phone when Linux XAMPP is running, blank page.

If I use my phone when Windows XAMPP is running, page, works correctly.

In both, if I use my PC to connect, it shows the router page.

Here's the router setup btw:

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You will have trouble talking to a web server hosted inside your network from within it by using the external address. My advice is to try using a web proxy to view it as you would from the outside.
    
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is windows firewall blocking inbound 80? and the page the server servers isnt blank is it ^_^? ive done that before ..
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You will have trouble talking to a web server hosted inside your network from within it by using the external address. My advice is to try using a web proxy to view it as you would from the outside.


I know it's there cause I can connect using my phone's 3G (WAN IP). Prior to that on my old router I could connect to it using a LAN IP (192.168.....) and also using the domain name I used with DynDNS.

The problem (or not, I'm just being fussy tongue.gif) is that I can't connect using domain name (unless it's an external IP) whereas I used to be able to do with my old router. Unfortunately, that's a cable router and this is DSL so it's not like I could carry on using it.

And, I know, I know, connecting to it via the domain name is counter productive since any connection has to go out to my ISP servers, then back to my house but yeah, I just wanted it to work as it did before so I was all set. I was just of the mindset that surely if it worked one one should work on the other!

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is windows firewall blocking inbound 80? and the page the server servers isnt blank is it ^_^? ive done that before ..

No no, it's not blank tongue.gif I can connect using my 3G on my mobile as I found out earlier. Kind of made this thread using Linux, then booted into Windows to make a screenshot (my theming of LXDE makes it hard to see text boxes so I wanted the SS to be super clear) and realised part of that prob was Linux not allowing the web port to be used (which I can fix no probs)
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Right, the situation is this:
When you try and access the server, by using the external IP address, that request ends up back at your router (as all stuff does), and since the request is actually from inside the firewall, the router answers the request instead of passing it on to your server.
In order to correctly access your web server's pages as if viewing from outside the network, you need to use a proxy outside the network to make the router believe the request is from an external source.

I used to run a web server while I was on orange, back in the old orange box days, and that was the only way I could do it.
    
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