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8:20 pm on Sep 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hello everyone,

I am running Apache 2 on Windows xp pro using a Sweex annex A modem/router.

I installed Apache about 2 weeks ago and everything went ok i type in localhost in my browser and my webpage shows up no problem , but , when i try to connect to my page from the web the browser takes me to my router management page.

I have forwarded port 80 and Apache is set to port 80. I think the problem might lie in my NAT settings but i have been messing with them for about a week now and no matter which way i have them set there is no difference.

Can someone please help me out here as my patience is wearing very thin with this.

Thanks in advance.

8:43 pm on Sept 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I forgot to add , i even moved my whole computer into my routers DMZ but that made no difference either seems as if the routers firewall is blocking everything and i cant see a way round it.
10:01 pm on Sept 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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1. You don't have to be in DMZ, just make port 80 forwarding to apache server.

2. Router conf-->Miscellaneous Configuration:

"HTTP Server Access: This field allows the user to configure the Web pages can be accessed from.

All: When this field is checked, it allows both WAN and LAN access to the Web pages.

Restricted LAN: This field allows the Web pages access from LAN side.

Restricted WAN Specified IP & Subnet Mask: This field allows the Web access from WAN side with a specify IP and subnet mask.

HTTP Server Port: This field allows the user to specify the port of the Web access. . For example, when it is changed to 1001, the HTTP server address for the LAN side is [10.0.0.2:1001....]
"

This is from manual. So i suggest to restrict web management access to LAN only (it's good for security too). And hopefully this will fix problem.
If probs persists, then change router web management built-in http server port to 81 or something else (diff from default 80).

11:24 am on Sept 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Router conf-->Miscellaneous Configuration:

"HTTP Server Access: This field allows the user to configure the Web pages can be accessed from.

All: When this field is checked, it allows both WAN and LAN access to the Web pages.

This section only deals with the router config page. any changes here will only affect how you access the routers management section , but , i tried as you suggested and changed the router config to port 81 and theres no difference at all. as soon as i get this done i think im either gonna have to buy a diff router ( one thats easier to configure ) or im gonna have to change the port for Apache to something else.

It definately looks like its a problem with the routers firewall but as far as i can tell from any guides iv been following iv got that configured correctly.

I had a similar problem when i tried to run a UO server .. i forwarded the ports as they should be done and i still couldnt get traffic through to the server.