Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Apache - can access locally, but not other comps on LAN

03 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Apache - can access locally, but not other comps on LAN

I just installed Apache and I'm interested in starting to learn web design and server admin and so on, but I'm hitting a stumbling block before I even get started:

I can get the "It works!" message in my local browser if I enter localhost,, or my local host name into the browser URL bar.

If I try and access it from a laptop on my LAN, the page never loads and eventually times out.

I've cleared the port 80 connection in my firewall and in Windows firewall. I've even disabled both and tried it that way, but no go. I've checked the permissions on the page I'm trying to serve up (just a "hello-world" type of thing with a picture I added) and the permissions all seem OK - full control for me, read access for everyone else.

Can anyone guess what I'm missing here?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

From the other computer, go to a command line and run

telnet x.x.x.x 80 Where x.x.x.x is replaced with your machines actual IP address. Let me know if you get a connection or not
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks for the quick reply.

I actually figured it out myself. The top-level folder didn't have the right permissions set. I have it sitting right in C:, and I had all the lesser files and folders set right, but the big container wasn't.

Thanks anyways..
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Feb 2010   #4

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit

Open httpd.conf, search for "listen", once you found it, put a "#" at the start of the line, so it will look from this ==> "Listen" to this ==> "#Listen". Right under that line create a new entry that looks like this ==> "Listen 80". Save it, restart Apache. Done.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Apache - can access locally, but not other comps on LAN

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win 7 Pro STOPS Access to the Apache Server on it ?
Hi: Enviro (essential parts): A new Win7 Pro machine acting as a web server. Loaded with Apache 2.2. This 'server' is located behind a router and is also on a local network with one other Win 7 Prp machine, and with two Win XP machines. One of the XP machines acts a the prime server...
Network & Sharing
Access Denied when saving Dreamweaver CS3 files locally
I've only been using Win 7 for a week and this particular issue is already making me lose the will to live. Having copied the entire website from a machine running XP Pro - where the site was in the root directory ie C:\name_of_website into the root directory of Win 7 and have now run into...
General Discussion
cannot share files over 2 comps
i have a laptop(win 7) and desktop (xp) connected through a router. i have previously connected the both to transver files but it is not working. i am guessing because Network Discovery is refuseing to stay on! i have gone though countless forums, all relevent serveices are on and...
Network & Sharing
2 comps, 1 router, only 1 can connect.
Hi guys, first time poster here. I apologize if it is not as detailed as it ought to be. So here's my problem... Me and my girlfriend just moved into a new apartment, woo. Nice. Anyways we both use our computers heavily in our daily routine. My job during this holiday was to set the router...
Network & Sharing
2 comps + Transcend ext hdd = problems
The description is a bit long, so I apologize for it in advance. My desktop is Win 7 Home Prm upgrade from Vista. Intel quad, 4gb RAM. My laptop is Win 7 Home Prm OEM. Intel Duo, 4 gb RAM. My new external HDD is Transcend 500gb25M. I try desktop install first. Won't recognize it. I finally...
Hardware & Devices
Homegroup probs, can't access C on Win 7 comps.
I have a total of six computers on my home network. Four (two wired, two wireless) run XP, two (both wired) run Win 7. I have a new D-link DIR615 router replacing an older Linksys with which I had the same problems. All of the XP machines connect with each other and share files to all drives...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:38.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App