SOLVED: No External Access- router shows connections
Posted by: buckyswider (
Date: September 17, 2021 04:00PM

Hi all, I'm attempting a very simple setup. I do have some networking background and utilize port forwarding a lot in my setup (Netgear R7000). I have the port forwarding set up from the external port 4098 to internal port 4098 specifying the destination as the internal IP of the PC running Wamp. I get to everything fine from inside my network, but the connection times out from the outside world. (My use case is to do a proof of concept for an RSS feed- setting up a very simple xml page that will be referenced by a cloud-hosted LED sign. Once I get everything right I will then find somewhere to host my rss file- i.e. I won't be using Wamp for this permanently).

I tried external access by both my dyndns name:4098 (my dyndns works well for other apps) and the IP:4098 (IP, of course, obtained from the router GUI).

In my router log, I show connection attempts to the internal port from which I assume is my phone's provider IP. It does show a different source port each time in the log but always the proper internal IP and port.

I've spent a couple hours going through the reamdes and posts but still can't figure this out. Thanks.

1 - Windows version used (Specify version number AND whether 32 or 64 bit)
WIN10 64 bit
2 - Version WampServer (Specify version number AND whether 32 or 64 bit)
WAMP 64 bit
3 - Apache Version
4 - PHP Version
5 - MySQL Version
5a - MariaDB version if applicable
6 - What color is the WampServer icon (in the notification area of the taskbar)
7 - In the file c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts, what are the active lines?
* Active means no # at the beginning of the line. localhost
::1 localhost

If the WampServer icon is green:

8 - Do you have access to localhost (Homepage WampServer)?
Yes, local network only
8a - If so, is there an error message at the bottom of the page?

9 - Do you have access to phpMyAdmin?

10 - If you refer to an error message, please include the EXACT wording of the error in your post
11 - If you use an Antivirus and / or Firewall, please include the names of these
stock win10
12 - What is the full path to the installation of WampServer (eg D:\wamp\)
13 - If you have one or more Virtual Hosts defined, please show their definition(s)
<VirtualHost *:4098>
  ServerName localhost
  ServerAlias localhost
  DocumentRoot "${INSTALL_DIR}/www"
  <Directory "${INSTALL_DIR}/www/">
    Options +Indexes +Includes +FollowSymLinks +MultiViews
    AllowOverride All
    Require all granted

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/17/2021 05:51PM by RiggsFolly.

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Re: SOLVED: No External Access- router shows connections
Posted by: buckyswider (
Date: September 17, 2021 04:17PM

Well, that was dumb. Couldn't see the forest for all the trees.

Not two minutes after hitting "enter" it hit me- Windows firewall, Duh! Added a rule and all is well.

Figured I'd leave my post up in case any else has the same brain fart.

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