February 8th, 2004, 06:49 PM
Hosting through dial-up connection
IIS newbie here, help...
I want to host my personal website through dial-up connection. I'm using Windows XP Pro and IIS 5.01. I can access my website through my IP, ex. http://xxx.xxx.xx.xx. I asked my friend/s to try to view it and it's not displaying.
February 9th, 2004, 05:44 PM
Some ISP's block incoming port 80, or your firewall is blocking port 80, or you tested with a different IP than the external IP you got from your dialup connection. Typically you get a different IP each time you dial in.
February 10th, 2004, 01:07 AM
THanks for the reply. Yeah, I check first my IP after before I tell it to my friends. Though I haven't tried opening port 80. Im using the built-in firewall in XP. I'll check on that later.. Or it is because we only have downstream (not enough speed for upstream??) Thanks "Doug G".
February 10th, 2004, 01:21 AM
yea, dial-up connection works on Dynamic IP, that means its changes each time you dial-up.
to host a site from your pc you should have a static IP, means always the same IP,
hope this helps
February 10th, 2004, 01:50 AM
Thanks stage_watchman. I agree on that that dial-up works on dynamic IP.
What I do is I check first my IP and then tell it to others. So I believe it doesnt matter if its dynamic or not; as long as you know your IP it's fine. Correct me if im wrong... THanks!