IIS 5 & IIS 6
Network Timeout - The server at x is taking too long to respond.
Last post Nov 05, 2008 08:31 PM by steve schofield
Nov 05, 2008 03:02 PM|tomhu|LINK
I've noticed a few people post this same question, unfortunately I didn't see any answers - only suggestions - which I've tried. If you recognize this question and know a thread that answers it please post. Otherwise I am stuck.
I recently bought a static ip from ACS (in Alaska).They don't block port 80.
My goal is to make available a website. I have Windows XP Pro 64 bit with IIS 5.1/6.0 installed. I am using a Linksys WRT54G. I have a PPPoE connection with my ISP (requires username/password).
Skipping ahead a bit, after I perform what seems like all necessary steps (I explain them below) I get the following message when I try to access http://<mystaticip>/index.htm:
The server at <mystaticip> is taking too long to respond.
Here are my setup thoughts:
I configured my computer/server to use a static ip. start->control panel->network connections. I selected my network connection and "properties". Then TCP/IP->Properties->Use the Following IP Address
192.168.1.2 (same ip I used for port forwarding)
For DNS server addresses I clicked Start->Run->"cmd" and in the command prompt I typed "ipconfig /all". This showed me two DNS server address which I used for TCP/IP->Properties->Use the Following DNS Server Addresses
To test this static ip configuration I opened a browser and was able to cruise the internet without issue. Static IP setup seems to be good.
I then setup IIS 5.1/6 (how can you tell which version? someone told me xp uses 5.1, we can assume that). I used default settings.
I used microsoft publisher to make a silly website and published it to C:\Inetpub\wwwroot
I followed these instructions for port forwarding setup (WRT54G Linksys router):
By the way, if I disable port forwarding and browse http://<mystaticip>/ it pops up the login screen for my linksys router. This suggests to me that setup is good up until my router. Only when I enable port forwarding do I get the above message.
I then navigated to http://<mystaticip>/index.htm and get the above message that you see in bold.
Any help? Not sure what to try next. My intuition suggests its a setup issue with IIS - perhaps the default settings are not allowing access to my computer (server)?
Thanks in advance!
Nov 05, 2008 08:31 PM|steve schofield|LINK
winxp 64 bit has IIS 6. I don't have a winxp 64 bit box, open internet information manager in administrative tools, Look at the website properties, by default it listens on all ip addresses. If you are trying to access your website locally with the external
ip address, I'm not sure that would work. Have you tried accessing your ip address externally? Also you can use telnet to test connectivity externally. telnet x.x.x.x 80 (replace x.x.x.x with external ip address). Do you see anything in the iislogs. c:\windows\system32\logfiles\w3svcX\
is the default path.
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