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I have my development server on localhost, currently using Wamp Server.

I have setup port forwarding on my router (I used a similiar configuration for game servers and it works for them).

I set listening in http.conf to port 8080, no firewall is blocking Apache, and allowed access to All in http.conf for Directory F:/wamp/www. I still can't get it working. Server runs properly for localhost, but I cannot access it from the internet via my global IP.

I have dynamic IP, but that not a problem since I will just tell clients the current IP each time it changes.

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What happens when you try to access it? – tyjkenn Apr 13 '12 at 1:28
via browser it says that it couldn't connect to host, via portchecker it says it could not see service on port 8080, and for reason: connection timed out. – pawel-kuznik Apr 13 '12 at 8:35

You're problem is most likely not WAMP, or your router at all.

When trying to figure out this same exact problem a couple months ago, I found out that even though the router was forwarding my IP to the modem, the problem was that my modem was not forwarding connections (on port 80 in my case, but same deal with 8080) to the router. In turn, the router would forward to my server.

Here's what you should do:

  1. Take a look at your modem (which was located at in my case) and look for

    NAT (Network Address Translation)

  2. Type in your router's IP (which was located at in my case) and the port which you choose to forward requests to (which is 8080 in your case).

  3. Save those settings, and try again!

Hope this solves your problem! If it does, be sure to accept it as the answer to your question.

You might look at my question here and my chat regarding it here as an extra resource.

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