My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate, my XAMPP version is 1.8.1 and my router is Thomson TG784.
I've been using XAMPP for a long time, always using http://localhost. A year ago I successfully set up a port forward on my router so that some folks who I was working with could see the live updates I was doing on our website. So they would simply put my address on their address bar plus the port. At the time I had the port 8080 because of skype. All worked good.
A few months ago I formatted my computer and now I have to set up the ports again. I don't have skype anymore, so I just set the default port 80 in my router. The problem is that when I try to access the site through my WAN ip, the page won't load. It gives a timeout notice after a while. I tried changing the ports to 8080 again but it doesn't work too.
Here's what I did:1)
At the C:\Xampp\apache\conf\httpd.conf file I changed:
Listen 80 to Listen 8080
ServerName localhost:80 to ServerName localhost:80802)
Went to my router Control Panel, assigned the ports to the application and assigned the application to my computer. Here is a screenshot:4)
Checked my firewall (COMODO Internet Security) and it already has a portset for the 8080 port.
In the address bar of my browser I tryped: http://myip
:8080 and it just won't load.