I have a netgear VMDG280 router. I have a static IP address. Anyone know how I can configure this router so if I type in my IP address, it shows me the same apache ready webpage as I get when I go to localhost from the browser?
Port forwarding is correct, as @Joe pointed out. Here is a link to a help page for your router model. The section you are looking for is...
- Name: Whatever you want
- Start Port: Probably 80, unless you want to have to append a
:1580or something to the URL.
- End Port: Whatever your Apache server is listening on... again, probably 80 unless you changed it.
- Protocol: Both is fine
- Local IP Address: IP of the machine your Apache server is running on.
You need to forward the port on your router over to the machine with apache installed.
Not knowing the router myself I can only say you will need to direct traffic on port 80 hitting the router to point to the IP address you have assigned to your machine inside your subnet.
A really helpful guide, I find, is at http://portforward.com/help/portforwarding.htm