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Can't access my computer onthe internet

Hi

I have registered my ip address of the computer with no-ip.com but i still cannot seem to connect to my computer from a different location on the internet. I have created a virtual server with the LAN ip address and the port number to 80, but is till seem to fail to connect. Please can someone advise.

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  • Ustadf Mar 07, 2009

    dante777,



    Apologies for taking too long to respond,



    Unfortunately I still don't have the result, howvever I will let you know as soon as i can. Currently I am facing problem getting my computer loading up. I have done few tests and waiting for few RAMs to be replaced.



    I will let you know of your suggestions ASAP. For meanwhile just to answer some of your questions;




    1. Make sure that your ISP is not blocking port 80. You can check that here. (Otherwise switch to another port like 8080 or 805) - Well need to come back to this.

    2. Have you setup your DDNS service on your router or ensured by other means that no-ip has your up-to-date external IP? (Make sure that your external IP matches the entry at no-ip.com!) - Checked - OK
    3. Set your LAN server to a static IP address - Is this not dependant on the ISP (usually you have to pay extra for static IP) ?
    4. Make sure that port forwarding is enabled and pointing to your server.
      - That means: if you run a webserver on port 80, you have to set the external port to 80 and leave the internal blank, unless your internal server listens on a different port. - Checked OK

    If this does not help, what exactly do your mean by "Fail to connect"? Is it a 404 error? - Not helpful, but If i remember I think it is a 404 error



    kind Regards

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  1. Make sure that your ISP is not blocking port 80. You can check that here. (Otherwise switch to another port like 8080 or 805)
  2. Have you setup your DDNS service on your router or ensured by other means that no-ip has your up-to-date external IP? (Make sure that your external IP matches the entry at no-ip.com!)
  3. Set your LAN server to a static IP address
  4. Make sure that port forwarding is enabled and pointing to your server.
    - That means: if you run a webserver on port 80, you have to set the external port to 80 and leave the internal blank, unless your internal server listens on a different port.
If this does not help, what exactly do your mean by "Fail to connect"? Is it a 404 error? Please provide details.

I think this might be interesting for some other people too. So please come back and leave a comment!

Good luck!

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

  •  C. Dante
    C. Dante Mar 09, 2009

    Hi Ustadf,
    just to come back to some of your comments:
    LAN IP means that you do not let your router assign an IP address for that machine via DHCP, but rather give it a dedicated Ip address. The reason is that you port forwarding from the router has to point to a dedicated address, otherwise the request for port 80 runs into nowhere. Look at the screen shot and you should see what I mean:



    If you need help how to do this - let me know and I'm happy to assist you (or look here for a good description.

    A 404 error is returned when the requested web page cannot be found. Either there's someting wrong with your page (index.html is not in the primary directory) or your router can't direct the request to the right machine (see above).

    Can you get to your webpage from your internal network (LAN)?

    Good luck on the RAM and let me know how things are going!


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