[thelist] Configuring a IIS behind a router

David Kutcher david_kutcher at hotmail.com
Sat May 18 11:04:01 CDT 2002

A bunch of questions:
1. is RoadRunner giving you a static IP address?  Probably not.  Have your
router forward all port 80 requests to the internal IP address you are
assigning your IIS server.
2. is your IIS server configured properly as a DHCP client?

A problem might arise when you try to put a domain name onto your IP address
since I doubt RoadRunner is giving you a static IP.  At which point you
might want to use a service like www.dyndns.com

If you do these two things, you should be in business.


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Bindel" <dbindel at austin.rr.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2002 10:59 AM
Subject: [thelist] Configuring a IIS behind a router

> Hi all,
> My name is David Bindel and I am a 15 year old web developer (working with
> XML, CSS, ASP, and learning PHP and Perl).  I am running Windows 2000
> and I'm trying to set IIS up so I can test websites I make from other
> locations.
> Let me explain my situation:
> * We have Road Runner Cable Internet
> * My younger brother lives in the same room with his computer also
> * Because of that, we have to use a router to split the cable connection
> use it on both of our computers
> * The router assigns us "fake" (example: 192.168.1.xxx) IP addresses to
> separate the computers i guess
> Now, our Internet access works perfectly fine, but when it comes to
> up IIS as a server, I'm not really sure what to do.  My problem (I think)
> that the router is assigning me its "fake" generic IP address and because
> that, people outside of the network my brother and I have set up will not
> able to get to the server... it stops at the router I guess.
> Here are the symptoms:
> * I CAN access the website by typing in the fake IP address the router
> assigns me
> * I CAN access the website by going to http://localhost/
> * I CAN'T access the website by going to my real Road Runner IP address
> Has anyone run into this problem before, and do you know how I can correct
> this so I can serve websites?
> Thanks in advance,
> David Bindel (dbindel at austin.rr.com)
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