Macintosh – Trouble finding my IP Address

Frank Daal asked 2 years ago

Hello - I have a Mac with OS X 10.6.1 (Snow Leopard). I have clicked on Web Sharing, which starts the apache server. It tells me that my personal web page is at [url]http://192.168.1.2/~mycomputer/[/url] When I click on that, it comes up fine, and I can see the page in my Sites folder. I guess that IP address is my router's address, so somebody from the outside cannot use it to see my web page. I tried whatismyip.com and it gave me an address which also does not work for outsiders, and appears to be an address associated with my service provider. Is there some other address that I need to find to give to outsiders? How can I find it? Is this a problem with my service provider? My router? My computer?

Thanks for any help ---
Frank

1 Answers
wimiadmin Staff answered 2 years ago

Actually, there isn't a problem at all....just a couple of config changes that need to be made to get you rolling.

The 192.168.1.2 is the LAN or internal network address of your MAC. The IP address you see at WhatIsMyIP.com is your external IP.

Since http requests are handled on port 80, you'll need to get in to the GUI of the router and forward port 80 to 192.168.1.2.

Then, from outside of your network people should be able to access that web page via [url]http://yourexternalip[/url]. In your case it would be [url]http://74.47.x.x[/url] (I won't put your entire IP in there to protect your privacy).

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