i had the same problem, ensuing in a big headache one day I couldnt figure out why i couldnt get anyone outside my LAN to access IIS 5
then i used port 81 and it worked....
i wouldnt be surprised if optonline blocked the web port
Like the rest of the world, or at least optimum online users, I am unable to get outside access to my LAN (webserver). Here is my setup:
I have two PCs connected to a Belkin router/hub.
The LAN ip of the first PC is 192.168.2.77. The LAN ip of the PC I am using as my server is 192.168.2.50.
The WAN IP is 68.192.114.xxx, the xxx is the same for both PCs, as it is the address assigned by optonline.
Just as I can access my router config via IE using the WAN address, I can access the router config using the LAN address. The router's godforsaken config page comes up with no issue.
I am using IIS with WinXP. I am absolutley unable to access the webserver from the outside world. Even using http://68.192.114.xxx/default.htm from the second computer, I get page cannot be displayed. I tried configuring the IIS port as 81, and when typing http://192.168.2.50:81, I CAN see the web page, but not via the WAN IP. I messed with the router's port forwarding to no avail.
ALthough I haven't tried it from outside, Ill bet if I were to try http://68.192.114.xxx from an outside computer I would be able to get to the router's config page - now, being that the config page is http based, and let's assume optonline blocks 80, why can I get to that piece of crap config page but not my webserver page?
Someone help. I'm not Cisco certified, but I am a help desk analyst, allowing me to pretend I know what I'm doing better then most.
I'm attaching a screenshot of my router's forwarding page.