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#1 xle_camry

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:18 PM

Dear friends,

I have a problem with connecting to my localhost through wifi.

I want to connect to my localhost through my smart phone by wifi.

At whatismyip.com, I got my ip.

Then I connected through my smart phone to my laptop successfully.

And now, in the browser I am writing my localhost ip, but it does not show anything.

How can I access my localhost/index.php page through my smart phone?


Kind Regards,

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#2 Orjan

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:15 AM

You need to make sure your webserver answers not only for localhost, but also on usual ip address. Also, if you have a router, you need to set it to let your port 80 through to your pc.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:15 AM

For all devices, "localhost" is the device itself. So for your smartphone, "localhost" is the smartphone. For the computer, "localhost" is the computer.

With all that said, if you're on the local network, using whatismyip.com won't help you any. If you're outside the local network, it will.

I know from experience that Apache defaults to ONLY accepting requests from localhost (the device itself). So, you have to consider the server configuration as a factor.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:34 AM

Well, after your devices connects to the local network, it will be assigned a local ip address.

For instance, on my network, the address look something similar to:
192.168.*.*
So the HOST could be on 192.168.1.1.

When your device connects it will probably be given an ip address of something similar to:
192.168.1.104;
Typing in localhost to the browser would just point you right back towards 192.168.1.104

To get to the HOST, you'll need to type the following into your browser:
192.168.1.1.

**Depending on the network.
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