Web hosting problem, cable modem, router

Netgear Wgr614 wireless router
May 6, 2010 at 19:43:06
Specs: Macintosh , 2GB
I recently got a cable connection. I have a cable
modem, a router, and a computer hosting a website.
When I directly connect the computer to the modem, I
can access the website via the public IP. But when I
put it behind the router, I cannot access the site via
the public IP. On the router, I set up the computer's IP
address to be the DMZ host. I also tried to just
forward port 80 on the router to the computer instead
of using it as DMZ. That didn't work either.

The router is set up to receive a dynamic IP from the
modem, and it successfully gets the public IP. The
router is also set up to act as DHCP server for
connected computers. I can access regular internet
successfully.

Any idea what is happening here?

Thanks
RR


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#1
May 7, 2010 at 02:11:13
The computer, which is hosting the website, should be configured with a static private IP address, so that you can do a port forwarding of port 80 to exactly this static private ip address.

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#2
May 7, 2010 at 05:58:47
Yes, I did that too. Didn't help.

Thanks
RR


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#3
May 7, 2010 at 07:44:13
Don't put the computer in DMZ of the router.
On several routers, DMZ did not work correctly.
Better only use port forwarding.

Use online port scanner to check, whether the port 80 is shown as open to the internet.

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#4
May 7, 2010 at 12:08:43
I removed the computer from DMZ. I port forwarded 80 to private
IP assigned by the router to the computer. I still cannot connect
to website.

I know there are not firewall / permissioning issues because I
can access the website using the private IP to computer from
other computers in my network.

RR


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#5
May 7, 2010 at 12:22:31
So it seems, that the routers firewall is not configured correctly.

What's about the open port test by using an online port scanner?

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#6
May 7, 2010 at 16:45:47
I ran the port scan using a website, and it says port 80 is
responding on my IP.

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#7
May 7, 2010 at 19:03:24
It shows port 80 is open?
From which location are you trying to access your home web server?
You most likely can not access your own home web server from within your home network to the public ip of your router. You have to use a separate internet connection, to access your web server on the public ip address.

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