I'm toying around with setting up port forwarding on my home router. I couldn't get it to work, though. Here is what I tried:
When I opened my router's public IP address in my browser, it pulled up the MikroTik RouterOS page. Then I opened up 192.168.1.1 in my browser, logged in, and set port 80 to be forwarded to my computer at 192.168.xxx.xxx, where Apache is running. After this, when I opened the public IP again, I got the same RouterOS page. (I have a TP-Link wireless router.)
I also tried forwarding port 8080, and I started Apache connected to port 8080, but when I tried viewing it in the browser, I got a 'could not connect' error.
I checked the port with an online tool, and it doesn't seem to be blocked.
It seems like port forwarding doesn't do anything. It's almost as if the browser is getting a connection to the wrong router, though that seems impossible.
What could be causing this?