To access from the outside you do have to open up the ports on your router and they need to be forwarded to your internal FMS machine.
Can you post a screenshot of how you have it set up on the router?
Also: how do YOU test the outside access. Do you leave your network and try? As long as you keep trying from inside your network, that is not a good test.
Not sure what the story about the pw is. Is that FM asking for an account? I don't see how the router would ask for a pw...
Thanks. Unfortunately, I don't have any other way to test the outside access, other than either typing in my own IP address, or getting a friend or colleague to do it for me. Is there another way?
Here are screenshots of the relevant router pages:
I have no firewall set up on the computer itself.
Sorry, also the ports were enabled when I tried it, I've only disabled them since.
A simple way to test outside access is from your iPhone (or 3G/4G enabled iPad). Take it off Wifi and use the cellular data and FM Go to access your server.
Or go to the nearest Starbucks or coffeeshop that offers free wifi.
Nothing obvious wrong in the screenshots.
You mentioned it works with "localhost", but can you also try from another machine inside the network, using the internal IP address of the FMS box?
Trouble is with the wifi thing, that I live in a valley surrounded by other valleys, and hills, and even the 2G is pretty appalling. But I'll give it a go.
I tried going to <192.168.0.2> (the address of this machine) and <192.168.0.2/index.html>, and both failed. I get the message "Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at 192.168.0.2.". But <localhost> and <localhost/index.html> work fine.
localhost would only work when you are on the server machine itself. What I'm after is trying this from ANOTHER machine on your network...
Ah, sorry! Okay, tried that from my old MacBook, same result, I'm afraid.
same result as in "it did not work"?
If so, then it seems you do have a firewall blocking port 5003 on your server machine
When using port forwarding use the Router's IP address with the port deisignation.
192.x.x.x is an internal DHCP address and cannot be use on the internet.
What version of FMS are you using. I can't seem to find any reference to the version.
Your use of "192.168.0.2/index.html" indicates maybe you are using a Browser, not FMP, to access a web address. Which client are you using, FMP, FMGo, WebDirect, Web Published page?
What is the Router's IP? What port are you using? We can try it for you if we have that IP, port, and the router has that port forwarded to the FMS computer.
You need to find out your external IP address. Assuming you have one assigned IP address and you NAT all devices on your LAN (based on the router screen shots, that's what I'm guessing) you should be able to go to http://www.whatismyip.com/ in a web browser and it will show you what your external IP address is.
This is what you'll need to test connecting from outside your network.
So from the old macbook, you launch FM and do File > Open Remote and select Local Hosts, you don't see the server listed?
Yes, I know 192.x.x.x is an internal address. Yes, I am using a browser to access it, as it's CWP I'm trying to get to work.
Not using a client, only a browser.
Do you mean my external IP address? It's currently 126.96.36.199. I don't know when that will change. The router's address is 192.168.0.1.
Please see router screenshots in my second post re port forwarding.
Thanks. External IP address, see previous reply. What does NAT mean, as a verb?