I have a development environment with grunt and BrowserSync which gives me the URL to access the webpage from other devices in the same network.

The URL works on the MacBook, but when I try to access it on my iPhone, it loads for 60 seconds and says:

"Safari could not open page because the server stopped responding".

The same happens when I try to access MacBook-Air.local (as the settings suggest) or directly.

Both devices are connected to the same WiFi-Network, I also disabled the Firewall on the Macbook, didn't help.

Any ideas on what the problem could be?


Well, looks like restarting the router finally solved the problem.

  • personally i try always to avoid to take a restart as answer, but in this time i think is a valid answer because seems to be a soho router and with that hardware you are unable to restart services(not always), you are free to take your own answer as valid and give the green mark. – Francisco Tapia Jul 15 '15 at 12:51

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