Deco wrote:I'm not entirely sure what you mean.
But you got it right:
Deco wrote:I have an ethernet connection to a Belkin router.
Thats exactly what I wanted to know.
Deco wrote:I don't explicitly know how XAMPP connects to the internet.
Via your router of course.
Back to your previous post:
I use XAMPP in conjunction with No-IP to provide a static IP.
This must be a misunderstanding. No-IP does not provide static IPs, it provides domain names for dynamic IPs (like providers usually assign) and you can configure No-IP to assign your dynamic IP to that domain name (i.e. like username.np-ip.biz or similar). As your provider usually changes your IP every 24 hours (and/or disconnects your browser) you have to re-configure NO-IP every time when your IP changes. There are many routers out there, which have the ability to do this automatically, but you have to configure your router in an appropriate way. Is it this what you mean by "provide a static IP"??
Anyway - this domain name (and/or your local IP) is NOT(!!!) the IP of your Xampp PC (and this the problem your are running into) - it is of course the public IP of your router! Therefore you only reach your router from outside (via smartphone or any PC somewhere else) and not your Xampp PC. You have to configure your router in order to forward all incoming requests on Port 80 to the Xampp PC in your LAN. Your router will have a page which shows you all connected PCs. The router should have an option like "portforwarding" or similar, where you can forward any Port to any PC inside your LAN, and there you have to forward Port 80 to the Xampp PC (to the IP of the Xampp PC).