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opening http port 80

Leongzeno
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opening http port 80

So I am using my computer to host a website, and I can only access the site from computers that are connected to the router. How do I enable it so that other computers may access it too?

Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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antinode
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Re: opening http port 80

> Model: R6700|Nighthawk AC1750 Smart WiFi Router

 

   Is that accurate?  Not R6700v2 or R6700v3?  Firmware version?

 

> [...] How do I enable it so that other computers may access it too?

 

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your (actual) model number,
and look for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Look for "forward".
Because a port-forwarding rule includes the server's LAN IP address ,
you'll probably also be interested in reserving a LAN IP address for it.
Look for "reserve" in the User Manual.

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JoseAndres041
Luminary

Re: opening http port 80

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Leongzeno
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Re: opening http port 80

I did this already, I opened the HTTP port on the correct computer and the only computers that are able to access it are local. When I try to access it wiith my phone or a different computer not connected to the network, it fails to connect.

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antinode
Guru

Re: opening http port 80

> I did this already, [...]

 

   You did _what_, exactly, already?

 

> [...] I opened the HTTP port on the correct computer [...]

 

   What, exactly, does that mean to you?  As usual, showing actual
actions with their actual results (error messages, LED indicators, ...)
can be more helpful than vague descriptions or interpretations.

 

   The usual problems with this stuff are:

 

   1. Wrong external IP address (different from the port-forwarding
router's WAN/Internet IP address).  (An intermediate NAT router, for
example, could cause this.)

 

   What's between your R6700[vX] and your ISP?

 

   2. Bad port-forwarding rule (wrong port(s), wrong target address --
including a wandering target).


   With my weak psychic powers, I can't see yours from here.  Copy+paste
is your friend.

 

   3. Server not listening on the port-forwarding target system.

 

   If local access works, then that should be ruled out.

 

   4. External influences: ISP blocking, other firewalls, ...

 

   Ask your ISP if they allow popular servers?  Try using a
(random-looking) port other than 80 as your external port?

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JoseAndres041
Luminary

Re: opening http port 80

You need to make sure that your WAN IP address is a public IP address. If it's not public IP address then it won't be that easy.

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Kamoj
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Re: opening http port 80

Model: R7800|Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Wifi Router
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