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Windows 7: Is it possible to make a win7 computer a file server?

03 Feb 2010   #41

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit

In your router, you need to make a "Port Forwarding" rule that states "Forward everything on port whatever_your_Webserver_listen_port_is to your computer", example: "Forward everything on port 80 to" (click the menu, you'll know what I mean). Once that done, you need to setup Windows Firewall (or whatever 3rd party firewall you use) to allow traffic to pass on port 80 (or whatever your Webserver is listening to). Once that done, you can access your computer using your dyndns name FROM ANOTHER network. You can't test it from your own computer.


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06 Feb 2010   #42

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta

Well, basically, I cannot access from an intranet computer. I turned on "Respond to Ping on Internet Port". Not sure if it will work, though. And when I enter [my dyndns host] on a non-lan computer, it won't load.
I have a suspicion that I have to update the firmware for my router, but this is what happens when I try [see attachment] (the file next to "Choose File" is the update):

Also, is there a difference between DynDNS and OpenDNS? I am using both, will this be a problem?

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06 Apr 2010   #43

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta

Thanks for all help on this thread. I have gotten DynDNS and XAMPP to work perfectly.
Check out my site:
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07 Apr 2010   #44

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

First thing is first....
Make that computer have a STATIC Address
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07 Apr 2010   #45

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

1) Make the computer you want to act as a server have a static IP address

2) You are going to have to do alot of port forwarding for your router...
2a) The easy way is to DMZ your server ip address but its not safe
2b) Port Fordward FTP, HTTP, ect... like gaming things like that you know.... just mess with the port forwarding page and you will get the hang of it.

3) If you would lke to use a DNS address instead of trying to remmber your dynamic ip address you get from the ISP, you can activate the dynamic dns located usually under your tools in your router... this way instead of remembering the numbers

you could type: umm this can by aquired from i tink its called the kickbutt would be the subdirectory which would lick it to your router and forward the dns name to your router insteadof remembering the numbers. Got to remember ... most residences only have dynamtic IP from their ISP most businesses have the static.. little bit different here.
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