Can't open website using WAN IP - Page says timeout

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Can't open website using WAN IP - Page says timeout

Postby coldpumpkin » 23. March 2013 21:21

Hello there.

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:8080

2) Restarted XAMPP

3) Went to my router Control Panel, assigned the ports to the application and assigned the application to my computer. Here is a screenshot:

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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.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Can't open website using WAN IP - Page says timeout

Postby coldpumpkin » 24. March 2013 16:35

Anyone?
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Re: Can't open website using WAN IP - Page says timeout

Postby JJ_Tagy » 24. March 2013 23:38

Are you sure your router allows loopback? Did you try from a smartphone or other off the network?
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Re: Can't open website using WAN IP - Page says timeout

Postby coldpumpkin » 25. March 2013 01:48

Last time it worked, so I assume it allows. I haven't tried from another network. Anyway how can I check the loopback option?
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Re: Can't open website using WAN IP - Page says timeout

Postby JJ_Tagy » 25. March 2013 02:05

There usually isn't an option. The test is external works but internal doesn't. See if http://localhost works and other computer in network i.e. http://192.168.0.100. Also, trigger ports isn't port forwarding. There should be an option to forward ports to specific computer IP address.
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Re: Can't open website using WAN IP - Page says timeout

Postby coldpumpkin » 25. March 2013 21:36

http://localhost and my network IP works, though the network (main) IP doesn't work. So I assume that the problem here is that the router is failing to redirect to my computer. And yes I know I have to forward the port, and I did, but something is wrong. I'll analyze it.
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Re: Can't open website using WAN IP - Page says timeout

Postby coldpumpkin » 25. March 2013 22:30

I reset my router and set up the application once again, named XAMPP, with the port 8080. Then assigned it to my computer and tested it with http://www.canyouseeme.org/

The reply is: Error: I could not see your service on 2.81.17.41 on port (8080). Reason: Connection timed out.

I then went to see my router logs and here's what I found: FIREWALL rule : Protocol: TCP Src ip: 8.23.224.110 Src port: 5577 Dst ip: 192.168.1.81 Dst port: 8080 Chain: forward_host_service Rule Id: 1 Action: accept.

What does this mean?
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