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Leehebrides
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where have I gone wrong.

I am trying to open up my Calibre book library  on my PC to the internet, so I can access my books whilst travelling.

Calibre has its own web sever and is running on a networked PC under the PC,s internal IP address on port 8080.

I know I have a BT dynamic external IP address, so I have set up NoIP and downloaded the update client to my PC and pointed it to my BT external IP address. Checked and the IP address is up to date.

I have opened up the BT smart router port forwarding to my PC on  It’s 192.168.1.xxx all to port 8080. Both TCP and UDP

I have set up the NoIP page on the dynamic VPN which it says is connected.

I have also opened up the Windows 8.1 firewall to port 8080 for Calibre both in and out 

when I try to log in, both via my NoIP address and via the Calibre test server, I get a server not server found response.

When I do a port check from the web I get the message back that port 8080 is not open.  I have set calibre and the smart hub to other ports but get the same.

So has anyone any idea where I have gone wrong from my reading and from the web help sites I should be ok, but obviously I have made a mistake somewhere.

any help would be greatly appreciated

 

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Re: where have I gone wrong.

Nowhere have you said that you have set up port forwarding to the internal IP address of your server.

There is no need to change any firewall settings.

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Leehebrides
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Re: where have I gone wrong.

Sorry missed that bit out, I have set port forwarding up to the calibre internal IP address and ports.  Thanks you for pointing that out I will amend the post , I think when I posted fire wall I meant port forwarding.

 

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Re: where have I gone wrong.

Try turning off UPnP, it can sometimes conflict with port forwarding.

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Leehebrides
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Re: where have I gone wrong.

Thanks I will that a go now
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Re: where have I gone wrong.

Turned of UPnP no joy, but thank you one thing ruled out. I just pinged my external IP address so its there but not open
PING 86.140.25.xx (86.140.25.xx) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 86.140.25.xx: icmp_seq=1 ttl=45 time=101 ms
64 bytes from 86.140.25.xx: icmp_seq=2 ttl=45 time=101 ms
64 bytes from 86.140.25.xx: icmp_seq=3 ttl=45 time=101 ms

--- 86.140.25.64 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2003ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 101.406/101.603/101.930/0.232 ms

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Re: where have I gone wrong.

The port will only be open when the application is in use.

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Message 8 of 15

Re: where have I gone wrong.

There is no NAT loopback on the home hubs so you will need to access the application via a different network, e.g 4G etc.

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Leehebrides
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Re: where have I gone wrong.

Just pinged the host name as well all working.
xxxxxnet.ddns.net
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2003ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 101.339/101.599/101.854/0.334 ms
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Leehebrides
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Re: where have I gone wrong.

Thanks, I will have to go read what that is 🙂
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