I have Windows server 2k3 installed on the web server. I have it configured to listen to traffic on port 80.
I am running a simple website using the XAMPP stack. Again, have this configured to listen for traffic on port 80.
I am using the free DNS service no-ip.org, with the client on the web server. I have that configured to redirect port 80 to port 8080 because Cox Communications blocks port 80.
I have set static internal IPs assigned to the server and port forwarding for port 8080 to the servers internal IP and port 80.
When Im inside my home network, type the URL, the website loads and operates fine. Any traffic outside the network typing in the URL gets unable to load page.
Am I missing anything else that is preventing traffic from reaching the server?
Also, I should explain how my network is wired..and will make changes if needed:
|MODEM| --> |WIRED ROUTER| --> |WIRELESS ROUTER|
/ \ |SWITCH| |MAIN DESKTOP| / \
|WEB SERVER| |FILE SERVER|