for right now, host my own website. In the future have a server setup (mail, web, etc)What exactly are you trying to do?
I've tried this before with no luck. I don't know if its my router settings or whatthen you'd use a dynamic DNS service like www.dyndns.com, is this what you're after
You do want a dynamic DNS service. This works by having a client running on a system within your network, whenever your WAN IP changes it updates the dynamic hosts DNS record with your new address.
Register an account at www.dyndns.com and then get the update client.
To get individual services accessible from over the internet that are already available on your LAN you will then need to forward the appropriate ports. You'll have to specify what services you want for further help with this.
This is all totally free BTW
ok, I did that, and I tried to forward the ports, but it never worked. My DSL is provided by windstreamWhat do you mean no luck? Exactly?
If all you did was set up the dynamic hostname and install the client and then tried to access a website running on your mac it won't work. You need to forward ports.
What did you do last time, and how did you decide it wasn't working?
sorry, everything so far i've posted was with my iPhone (i was at work), but i'm home now.Can you please try and help us to help you? Having to drag every little bit of info out of you makes this a slow and painful process.
What port(s) did you forward?
Yes, port 80 for web.i forgot which ports, but i know port 80 is for websites (not sure why though, i guess just default?)
but do i port forward with the dsl modem, airport extreme, or both?
yes, i can see the localhost in a web browser on the machine. setting up port forwarding on my airport extreme is the hard part.Yes, port 80 for web.
Before you do any port forwarding, can you get to your website (being hosted by your Mac presumably?) by opening a browser on the machine running the web service and going to http://localhost ? If you can great, the web service is at least running and working. Now you need to get the IP of your Mac running the web service - you should be able to find this in networking prefs. Now go on to your AirPort Extreme and forward port 80 to the IP address you just got. Make sure the firewall on your Mac is open for port 80 also.
Let us know how you get on, and if it all goes bunk, tell us where this plan falls over.
yes i know. everything i said was in the airport utility. to get in the "NAT" tab, you have to have "share a public ip address". and i also have to configure DHCP as well when i do thatYou're going in completely the wrong place. This isn't something you change in the connection settings of your own machine.
I don't have your router, I don't even have any version of AirPort, but I think there is an AirPort admin app in Applications/Utilities. It's this you need to use to forward port 80 to your Macs IP address.
edit: This might help you.
well maybe you still could help. if you were going to choose "share a public ip address", what address would you pick? i've been using 192.168.254.x for my network. right now my router's ip is 192.168.254.250 and the dsl modem is 192.168.254.254I'm almost certain you're doing something wrong in the port forwarding, but since I don't have one I can't really help any further. Get googling for help with how to configure port forwarding (or mapping as apple seem to call it) on your version of airport.
yeah I have the first wireless-n one. I see what ur referring to, I'll try it when I get home
well i can only get to the Port mapping tab when i have "share a public ip address" selected. when i don't have that selected, the tab goes away.yeah I have the first wireless-n one. I see what ur referring to, I'll try it when I get home