Apache through DSL and home network

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yzman

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hi,

I have apache installed and running on my windows pc. My internet connection is through a DSL connection. the router is one of those small ones (netgear) that get a static ip, and then assign 192.168.0.1-192.168.0.100 to the computers behind it...
how can i make apache visible to the outside? how can i make requests coming to a certain port on the static ip reach port 80 on my ip?

thanks.
 
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Use the Advanced/Port Forwarding menu on the Netgear. Forward the ports of your choice through to the LAN IP address you wish.

You would be not assigning 192.168.0.1-192.168.0.100 to PCs behind the router -- because 192.168.0.1 is reserved for the router. So the first PC IP address will be 192.168.0.2.

If you're running an application you wish to have visable to the Internet on a single PC then reserve the IP address to be always issued to that PC using the Advanced / LAN IP Setup / Address reservation feature in the router (or manually set the PC to always use that IP address). That way even under DHCP the router will always port-forward to the correct PC.
 

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it turned out everything was working but i could not access the site by typing the wan ip and port into my browser. when i asked someone to type the ip and tell me what they got, i found out it was working all along, but i could not test it from within the network.

thanks though.
 
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