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Topic # 166038 28-Feb-2015 11:44
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I have a Galaxy S4 on which I am trying to test my website. The development version of the website is hosted on a local Windows desktop using WAMP. On the S4 I have turned on Wi-Fi and connected it to the PC via USB.

Using this setup I was able to browse to the website on my PC from the phone a few months ago, if I remember rightly using the IPv4 Address from the info returned by an ipconfig command.

Today, this is not working and the only thing that has changed is the modem/router. I am now using a HG630b from Spark.

Anyone got any suggestions re what may be causing the setup to fail? I'm thinking it's the modem but it could be configuration elsewhere, but I'm pretty certain nothing has changed elsewhere.


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  Reply # 1248353 28-Feb-2015 11:57
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Are you trying to browse on the public IP, or LAN IP?

I'm assuming external - in which case you'll need to configure your router to allow what's known as an hairpin NAT - most routers don't support this by default.

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  Reply # 1248424 28-Feb-2015 12:58
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LAN IP, the website is not exposed externally, and I am just accessing it from another device on my home network.

So if I browse to, I get the logon for the HG630b.

So I would expect to be able to browse to (the IPv4 address of the desktop) from the S4.


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  Reply # 1248449 28-Feb-2015 14:03
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Windows Firewall would have detected a change in the network configuration and changed your network type to a Public Network.

You'll need to go to the Network and Sharing center (in Control Panel), click on Public Network and change this to Home Network.

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  Reply # 1248468 28-Feb-2015 14:28
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Michael Murphy, you are a star!


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