Redirection not working

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April 18, 2011 at 08:13:39
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP1, 3.0Ghz,2Ghz
I have created a simple one page web site. I have it hosted on my own server with the abyss web server. There is also a router in the mix. I do not have a domain name but I make note of whatever my current external IP address is. I also make note of the internal IP address I get from the router. I added a rule to the router to forward the packet to the internal IP address of the server PC on port number 1000. I can only access the page from the internal network. What am I doing wrong? I do have a firewall on the server but I am not getting any messages that a request is coming through.

The way I ubderstand it is this: your external IP comes to the router and the router uses the gateway address and adds port 1000 to it and then forwards to the internal address you specified. Is this correct? Thanks.

P.S. I am trying to access the page externally by using this address construction: 96.x.x.x:1000

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April 18, 2011 at 18:11:35
I tried again and I still can't access from outside. I am entering external ip address in browser on the same computer as the web server. Would this not make it work? I checked my firewall and there should be nothing blocking incoming requests on port 1000.

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April 18, 2011 at 19:40:21
I think I may have discovered something. It looks like explorer.exe needs access to the internet. I checked the firewall at the time I was trying to access the site and explorer.exe is being blocked trying to get to the router. I went to and tested access to port 1000. It said connection was refused. Should I allow explorer.exe access to the internet? I remember another time, several years ago, there was a virus of some kind using explorer.exe. Firewall access is granted for the web server program.

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April 19, 2011 at 19:31:48
Ok. I've established a static address for the web server, opened port 1000 on the firewall and still can not access my web site. I'm starting to think Verizon disallows you from entering addresses like 98.x.x.x:1000 in a web browser where 98.x.x.x is my external IP address.

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