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I changed my router and now my virtual PC HTTP web server is not working. Any ideas?

I added the entry of this virtual PC to my virtual servers on my new router to be an HTTP server. Not sure what else I'm missing?

Maybe I need to clear cache or something? I can't even ping my virtual PC anymore.

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I suspect that the new router has either:

a. renumbered your internal network's IP addresses; or,

b. doesn't have TCP port forwarding (or a DMZ) set up like the previous one did.

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a. it did renumber the internal network, but everything is dhcp b. on my new router it says Block ICMP ping (does that mean i can't ping my internal network) –  Rod Mar 19 '11 at 4:14
    
@rod: Usually it means that ICMP requests for "ping" from hosts on the public side will be ignored. You should still be able to use ping internally. –  Randolf Richardson Mar 19 '11 at 4:42
    
Just had to toggle my Windows FireWall on and off and it started working again. Is that strange? –  Rod Mar 19 '11 at 5:11
    
@rod: Yes and no. Unfortunately the Windows Firewall does interfere with a lot programs, and customizations is often required to make it work properly. The best approach to use is to create an exception for the specific application or TCP/UDP port numbers (and document what it's used for in the comments box that Windows provides when you do this). –  Randolf Richardson Mar 19 '11 at 18:01
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