Unable to Access Apache server

October 19, 2010 at 19:19:44
Specs: Windows 7
The problem I am having is that I cannot access my Apache server from outside the network.
I have apache server installed, and listening on port 9090. Going to http://localhost:9090 brings up the server page just fine. Based on CMD>ipconfig, I determined my local ip (192.168.1.xxx) [this is a wireless machine, by the way]. I enabled port forwarding on my router (linksys) on port 9090 to 192.168.1.xxx. I have disabled my router firewall and computer firewall for testing purposes. When i type in my external IP (determined from whatismyip.org) 24.xx.xx.xx:9090, I get a connection timed out error.

Note: I have also tried this with port 8080 (changing it in apache config file and on router port forwarding)

EDIT:When i check my port with http://canyouseeme.org/ i get a timeout error.

Also, i tried accessing it from another computer in the network (192.168.1.xxx:9090 AND 192.168.1.xxx) and that does not work.

Also, just our external IP address (no port added) brings up our router config page (just as does)


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October 19, 2010 at 23:25:40
Well if you can't access it from inside the network, then the server is at fault.

Check the 'Listen' directive in Apache's httpd.conf - what is it set to?

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October 19, 2010 at 23:31:14
Listen is at 9090
(or 8080 when I tried that port).

It DOES work when I go to localhost:9090, does that mean it could still be a server error? I can try uninstalling it and reinstalling and setting it up.

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