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Can't connect to my own IP? (5 posts)

  1. NeoMaster
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I can't connect to my own IP. (65.25.138.249, can't afford a domain at the moment, lol)

    I changed my wordpress settings to my own IP instead of 127.0.0.1 so people could see my CSS... (unrelated to the problem but I decided to share it)

    Well, the point is, since I can only connect to my site through 127.0.0.1 and not my IP, I can't see my own CSS. Does anyone know how to connect to my site through my own IP?

    Oh, and other people can connect to my IP, just not me.

    Help?

  2. NeoMaster
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello??

    I really need help. I want to be able to see my CSS. Also, my phpBB forums display fine to my localhost AND to viewers.

  3. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Your site is currently accessible to the outside world. (I gave it a try). That's a big plus.

    Does anyone know how to connect to my site through my own IP?

    One temporary solution may be (and this is for access from the server itself), to add an entry to your hosts file...

    127.0.0.1 65.25.138.249

    If you have a dynamic ip address, you will need to update the entry every time it changes.

    ..another problem may be that your particular router will not allow the port forwarded traffic to your own ip, from your own ip. (some routers balk at port forwarding from inside your own network).

    Another issue may be the configuration (or lack thereof) of the default (virtual) hosts directives for your http server. (Apache on Windows?). You may want to explore the options available to you through a dynamic-dns service, and look into virtual hosts configuration for Apache.

    Good luck to you!

  4. NeoMaster
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I didn't understand the part about Apache. I am running Windows XP, using WampServer to run my website. Is there anything special I need to do with Apache to connect to my own IP?

  5. NeoMaster
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Oh, and I tried the hosts file thing already.

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