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What configuration or concept am I not understanding with web servers and domains

The other answer already mentioned the problem, its NAT Hairpinning. They don't explain exactly why it happens, so I thought there needs to be an answer that explains NAT Hairpinning. When you make a ...
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What configuration or concept am I not understanding with web servers and domains

This is usually an indication that your NAT gateway is not doing what's known as "NAT hairpinning" or "NAT loopback". There's all upside and no downside to supporting this, so most ...
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Is there a way to access a web server with only an Ethernet cable?

If you connect directly the ethernet cable, then "link local address" should get assigned to both network adapters (unless some special settings are applied). The addresses will be 169.254.**...
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Is there a way to access a web server with only an Ethernet cable?

Over Ethernet – no; you still have to find out its IP address and some kind of credentials. The IP address might be easy to find using Wireshark or tcpdump (assuming it still has one by the time you'...
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