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  1. #1
    siogdc
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    WLAN apache serve without WAN

    Hi all -

    I am trying to set up a simple system for a small meeting. I have a Mac
    running apache that will be connected either wireless or cabled to a
    wireless router (currently a D-link dir-655) on local IP address
    192.168.0.100. I was hoping to allow access to the site to anyone
    connected via the wireless. There will not be a WAN so no assigned IP
    address. I have tested with a few computers connected to the wireless
    but no luck connecting to the mac server - either ping, port scan, ssh
    or http. My main question is - can this even be done considering my
    equipment and config and without a WAN ip address? and if so, what might
    be wrong with my setup.

    ps - I can access the website if I am on a WAN and use the WAN ip
    address so I dont think it is the Mac firewall. and I do see all
    connected computers via the D-link web config interface.
    ie 192.168.0.101, 192.168.0.102 etc.

    Thanks very much ahead of time.

    DC

  2. #2
    Char Jackson
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    Re: WLAN apache serve without WAN

    On Thu, 10 Jun 2010 19:37:17 -0700, siogdc <gdcsio@gmail.com> wrote:

    >I am trying to set up a simple system for a small meeting. I have a Mac
    >running apache that will be connected either wireless or cabled to a
    >wireless router (currently a D-link dir-655) on local IP address
    >192.168.0.100. I was hoping to allow access to the site to anyone
    >connected via the wireless.


    Use a wired connection for the web server, if possible. Save the
    precious wireless bandwidth for the visitors who need it.

    >There will not be a WAN so no assigned IP address.


    Completely irrelevant. WAN connectivity isn't needed since the web
    server will be on the LAN.

    >I have tested with a few computers connected to the wireless
    >but no luck connecting to the mac server - either ping, port scan, ssh
    >or http.


    Are those same computers able to access the web server over a wired
    connection? If so, look at your wireless settings. If not, look at
    your IP addressing. If the web server and the client computers are all
    connected to the LAN side of the router, (which I assume they are),
    they must all be in the same subnet. OTOH, if the web server is by
    itself on the WAN side of the router, then it must NOT be on the same
    subnet as the client computers.


  3. #3
    siogdc
    Guest

    Re: WLAN apache serve without WAN

    Char -

    Many thanks -
    I have it working now. Good advice on testing the system cabled to the
    router. This helped to establish the initial connection. Bottom line -
    firewall issue on the server machine. I had it open for ssh (22) and web
    (80) - had to open to all access - not sure why (?) but I will tighten
    this before the meeting.

    Great advice on running the system wired to preserve wireless bandwidth!
    Thanks again -
    dc


    > On Thu, 10 Jun 2010 19:37:17 -0700, siogdc<gdcsio@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> I am trying to set up a simple system for a small meeting. I have a Mac
    >> running apache that will be connected either wireless or cabled to a
    >> wireless router (currently a D-link dir-655) on local IP address
    >> 192.168.0.100. I was hoping to allow access to the site to anyone
    >> connected via the wireless.

    >
    > Use a wired connection for the web server, if possible. Save the
    > precious wireless bandwidth for the visitors who need it.
    >
    >> There will not be a WAN so no assigned IP address.

    >
    > Completely irrelevant. WAN connectivity isn't needed since the web
    > server will be on the LAN.
    >
    >> I have tested with a few computers connected to the wireless
    >> but no luck connecting to the mac server - either ping, port scan, ssh
    >> or http.

    >
    > Are those same computers able to access the web server over a wired
    > connection? If so, look at your wireless settings. If not, look at
    > your IP addressing. If the web server and the client computers are all
    > connected to the LAN side of the router, (which I assume they are),
    > they must all be in the same subnet. OTOH, if the web server is by
    > itself on the WAN side of the router, then it must NOT be on the same
    > subnet as the client computers.
    >



  4. #4
    Char Jackson
    Guest

    Re: WLAN apache serve without WAN

    On Sat, 12 Jun 2010 16:15:31 -0700, siogdc <gdcsio@gmail.com> wrote:

    >Char -
    >
    >Many thanks -
    >I have it working now. Good advice on testing the system cabled to the
    >router. This helped to establish the initial connection. Bottom line -
    >firewall issue on the server machine. I had it open for ssh (22) and web
    >(80) - had to open to all access - not sure why (?) but I will tighten
    >this before the meeting.
    >
    >Great advice on running the system wired to preserve wireless bandwidth!
    >Thanks again -
    >dc


    Very cool, glad you got it sorted out!



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