port forwarding help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by billy123, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. billy123 macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2005
    hi there, ok let me start by saying im new to mac and routers really so go easy on me.

    ok i have a Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router. now a friend of mine on pc is hosting a website from his computer. Using IIS as his server software.

    now i foud out that mac has Apache is built.

    but its the router settings im having a problem with. i've tryed a few things but what ever i do, when ever i send a someone the link - - they just get "page can not display". but when i click on it, it works for me. i just get a page with "TEST" on it that ive done.

    so any help would be great.

    thanks Billy
  2. stevep macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2004
    The ip address above is your LAN - no-one can get onto that from outside by using that address. You need to find out your IP address that the Linksys uses for the WAN. Go to www.whatismyip.com to find this out.
    Then you might need to set up your Linksys through the admin utility to make sure that you let others in to your site.
    This is ok if your isp has given you a static ip address, but if its dynamic it will change every time you power up your router. There are free web services that will allocate a 'pseudo' fixed ip address, or you could host your web site with a hosting company (but usually at a cost).
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Through the Linksys web based administration you need to forward TCP port 80 to Then get your WAN IP as stevep said. Now send external people to http://yourwanip/~billy/ and you should be in business.
  4. billy123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2005

    thanks guys thats awesome! thanks for your help!
  5. billy123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2005

    oh, one more thing. my friend uploads albums and what ever, after ziping it up on his, how do i do that? cos at the moment, things like pics i use apple works 6 and just save as .html. but that wont work with a mp3 will it.

    (i cant ask my friend as he's away for some time)

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