on 27-02-2011 10h43
This is my first post as a newbie to BT Infinity Broadband, so be gentle with me.
I have signed up for BT Infinity which was connected and installed on Friday 25/2/2011
I'm trying to port forward to an internal webserver that I have setup.
Using the website "What's my IP Address", it reports my IP address as 81.151.114.xxx
On the Home Hub 3 i have setup a new rule to point TCP port 8080 to my internal PC 172.16.xxx.xxx.
In the IE8 address bar i type http://81.151.114.xxx:8080 but i get an error "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"
I can view the webpages from a local laptop by typing in the address bar http://172.16.xxx.xxx:8080.
Can anyone help to solve this.
on 27-02-2011 11h09
I thought I'd read somewhere (on these forums) about the issue of trying to access your network via your external IP address when you are currently within your local network? I'm sure the solution was fairly straight forward, but I can't just find it at the mo.
27-02-2011 11h40 - edited 27-02-2011 11h42
Does this page tell you the port is open? http://www.canyouseeme.org/
Also have you allowed the port through your own Windows firewall?
on 27-02-2011 12h15
on 01-03-2011 8h03
SUCCESS, just tried it from a PC outside of my network and the webserver works a treat thank you Keith.
I will mark as solved once a solution can be found to the question below
[quote]I thought I'd read somewhere (on these forums) about the issue of trying to access your network via your external IP address when you are currently within your local network? I'm sure the solution was fairly straight forward, but I can't just find it at the mo.[/quote]
I interested in this solution if anyone can assist.
on 01-03-2011 18h49
After searching the internet into this problem I believe I have found a website which details a problem with the BT home hub 3 (can't comment on the HH 1 or 2 as I have never owned one).
Basically the HH does not allow NAT redirections which causes this problem more information in the link below
How can we initiate a firmware update be installed to allow this loopback traffic, can a Moderator help?
on 01-03-2011 20h04
Could the above solution also be linked to the problem I am having (see link below)?
on 01-03-2011 21h01
Stab in the dark: did you try disabling extended UPnP security?
Not sure who that question was for, so i disabled it anyway but still no access from the internal network