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Trying to figure out what I might be doing wrong. I installed XAMPP - and everything looks fine. If I go to localhost everything comes right up. But when I go to my IP address, I just get a message that the browser could not connect to it. I go into my router and set up port forwarding for port 80 etc, and I even tried putting the server as a DMZ - still nothing. I turned the firewall off to see if that was interfering in some way, then uninstalled it completely for good measure, made no difference. I'm out of ideas.. oh, and yes I have a static IP address.

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Is this for while you are on your home network, outside of it or both? –  user142485 Sep 7 '12 at 21:46
    
I can't access it from inside or outside the network by IP –  Expecto Sep 7 '12 at 21:47
    
Can you access it via the public ip from an address NOT on your network (ie, the library, local Starbucks, a friend's house, etc)? If the answer is yes, then you need to enable something called NAT reflection (which not all routers name the same thing, nor do all routers allow to toggle it). –  MaQleod Sep 7 '12 at 22:16
    
when you say "when I go to my IP address", is this your servers ip, your gateway ip address or your public ip address? And what happens to all? –  Logman Sep 7 '12 at 22:17
    
Can you tell us what operating system you're on? –  Stefan Seidel Sep 17 '12 at 14:36

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