Hi! I'm using HFS (HTTP File Server) to turn my laptop into a file server (for the sake of geekiness :P). The thing is, I can't use a public IP to get to my laptop. The best attempt working is this: 192.168.1.11:80, which isn't useful, as all my friends (whom I share files with) have their own internet connections. The router is a Beetel 450BX1 ASDL2+ (modem + wireless router) 802.11g. The laptop runs Windows 7, with an Atheros 802.11n wireless and an Atheros Gigabit ethernet port. I'm using WiFi for now. How do I get this to work? Also, most people say that there should be a port forwarding setting in 192.168.1.1, but there isn't. There is only Port Triggering, and nothing else comes closer.
(Solved) - Can't get HFS past router(10 posts)
I personally use HFS on my Windows 7 pc and its a great tool to share files with friends over the net. You are right, you do need to forward ports on your router to allow people to see the files youre hosting. Here is a link to a great guide specifically for your model of router and how to setup the right ports exactly for HFS:
Once it has been fully configured, if you just go to www.google.com and search for "what is my ip" you can give your friends/family the external IP of your machine to them and they will be able to see what files you are hosting.
Edit by mod; Please don't spam, final warning
How am i spamming? Please explain. I posted a link for him for his exact make/model router
Your router's Ip is what you will use to change the settings of the router, such as port forwarding (example: 192.168.1.1). Your PC's internal IP is what you can use to view the files being hosted on HFS (example: 192.168.1.2). When someone who is outside of your network wants to connect to your HFS server, they would enter your PC's external IP. By using google to find what that is they will be able to view the HFS server if your ports are forwarded properly. (example IP 126.96.36.199)
That link above I gave resolves to http://www.whatismyip.com/, and if that is showing your ROUTER's IP address, something like 192.168.x.1, then something is clearly wrong. Yes, it should show your IP Address on the WAN, not your PRIVATE LAN address, nor open your ROUTER's Settings page. I wonder if you've set the HOSTS file to do something it shouldn't or did some port forwarding in the router to cause this?
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