Port forwarding to port 5000 not working

Discussion in 'Computer Networking and Servers' started by gib65, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. gib65

    gib65 Member


    I just got a new ISP. They are blocking port 80. This means I cannot access my websites being hosting on my server running out of my home network.

    So if I go to www.mm-theory.com, which I used to be able to do with my previous provider, it tells me: the site cannot be reached. I'm trying to open port 5000 so that I can get to my site by typing www.mm-theory.com:5000, but that doesn't seem to be working either.

    I'm wondering if anyone can help me troubleshoot the issue.

    I have the domain mm-theory.com registered with register.com. When I log into my account with them, this is what I have set for the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses:


    The IPv6 address is left blank because Telus (my current ISP) changes it on a daily basis. Technical support at register.com told me I could leave it blank and only have the IPv4 address, so I did that.

    When I go to whatismyip.com, this is what I see:


    When I go onto my Windows Server 2003, this is what I get when I type ipconfig /all:


    ...and I see this when I open the properties for mm-theory.com in IIS on my my server:


    This is what I have set for port forwarding on my router:


    Does anyone know what might be going wrong? Thanks.
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

    Your images aren't showing up.
  3. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

    I can't see them either.

    Port forward 5000 on the outside to 80 on the inside. Otherwise if you did 5000 to 5000 you will have to change the service port on your webserver.

    I'd also suggest using a VPN back home instead of port forwarding, but for reasons other than fixing it.

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