I'm trying to set up a website that is hosted on my computer. I'm using Win7 with IIS and an O2 Wireless Box II. I can access that website using
http://192.168.1.104 (subnet ip address).
tbh, I feel like I'm guessing about how to do this but I am a software developer so do have some technical skills. I have set up port forwarding as the following link details how
tbh, I'm not really sure how port forwarding works.
The only protocol option is TCP & UDP (create game or app link) so I have set port forwarding up as Protocol TCP & Port No 8080 (I also experimented with Port nos 80 & Port 7976).
Unfortunately when I navigate using a computer outside the network to
http://myipaddress (I'm using the ip address of the O2_ADSL2plus connection), I get a 'the connection has timed out'. I am obviously missing something as it is not working.
What am I doing wrong? What URL should I use to find my site? Do I need to specify the port no in the url if I don't use port 80? Is it a problem I only have an option for the TCP protocol and not http? How does the subnet ip (192.168.1.104) relate to the external ip address? Is this possible using O2 broadband and my O2 router?
New Application name: FAL80 How to define: manual [next] Port Protocol: TCP Port Range: 80 80 Translate to: 80 80 Trigger Protocol: - Trigger Port: - [add] Assign application Application: FAL80 Device: my_pc [add]