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  • Hello, I've been trying to get the web site functionality to work. I configured through the WHS console and WHS reports everything is working correctly for both the domain and router, but when I try to get on the site, IE gives me a cannot display the page. I'm running a D-Link D-655 router and I've updated the firmware and turned on the port fowarding and a Dell poweredge sc1430 server. Thanks in advance. Also, my connector install on my XP machine failed too, but that's a problem for a later date.

     

    Mike

    Sunday, June 24, 2007 12:41 PM

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  • When I view http://michaelandstephanie.livenode.com in a browser I first get two certificate error windows, which are normal, and then I get a WHS home page. So it's working.

    It's very possible that your router is having problems with looping the address back. Try accessing your WHS from your internal network using http://<servername>, and try accessing the server from somewhere off your home network: the library is usually a good place to start...
    Sunday, June 24, 2007 6:21 PM
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  • Mike, if you are using IE7 as most are now a days, make sure it is accepting the certificate. The page does appear to be a standard 404 error, but look closer, it could be that you are actually seeing the certificate page, if that is so,  add your livenode to the trusted sites and click on the link that states "continue to this site anyway"...
    Sunday, June 24, 2007 1:25 PM
  • Thanks, but didn't work. The error I get is "Windows cannot find the host name "michaelandstephanie.livenode.com" using DNS" Anyone get this before?
    Sunday, June 24, 2007 5:20 PM
  • When I view http://michaelandstephanie.livenode.com in a browser I first get two certificate error windows, which are normal, and then I get a WHS home page. So it's working.

    It's very possible that your router is having problems with looping the address back. Try accessing your WHS from your internal network using http://<servername>, and try accessing the server from somewhere off your home network: the library is usually a good place to start...
    Sunday, June 24, 2007 6:21 PM
    Moderator
  • I added /Home to the end of that address and it works fine (apart from the 2 security things mentioned previously..
    Monday, June 25, 2007 12:47 PM
  • I am having no problems with Home server itself (RC1). All appears to work fine, backup, restore, etc. I have a livenode address, but cannot seem to access my server. Locally, if I use http://server, I can access things fine, but if I try my livenode address, it refuses to connect. I have port forwarded the server, automatically configured my Netgear WGR614v2 router, checked the configuration manually, etc. Still no joy.

    Ideas? Suggestions? (I have added the address to the trusted sites too)

    Cruise
    Monday, June 25, 2007 4:05 PM
  • Thanks Ken. I did get to it from http://server, but still no joy from the web. I don't have the slightest idea where to start with my router. UPnP is on, I've fwd'd the ports, I'm not sure what else to do. Thanks to everyone else too for their help.
    Monday, June 25, 2007 9:57 PM
  • Have you tried it from outside your network, as Ken suggested? Some ISPs prevent you from "looping back".
    Tuesday, June 26, 2007 12:09 AM
  • Just before you try it externally..go into the WHS console , go on Settings , click remote Access then select Details and refresh the 'test'..do all 4 ticks appear? if they do immediately retry the external access with http://mywebsite.livenode.com/home

     

    Some folk are finding that works...but it keeps needing to be doen for the site to be available externally....

    Tuesday, June 26, 2007 3:36 PM
  • I tried that too and no joy. But, had my brother see if he could access the website from his ISP (a couple thousand miles away) and he reports to me it works. So guess that answers part of the question, is it accessible, the answer is yes. Why can't I get to it other than using http://server remains a mystery.

    Now for my $.02 on WHS: I think overall, it's going to be a great product. It needs refinement in the install process with the F6 thing to get drivers installed. It also needs the restore process refined to make it quicker to boot and once again, the driver process needs to be fixed somehow.

    Cruise
    Tuesday, June 26, 2007 5:04 PM
  • Thanks, but still no success. But, interestingly enough, I can access it from work via the IP address, so it must be a DNS thing. Now, if I only knew what that thing was.....
    Tuesday, June 26, 2007 9:44 PM
  • Cruiseman, some ISPs prevent you from accessing a local address "remotely" to prevent "looping back" errors.
    Tuesday, June 26, 2007 9:55 PM
  • I had troubles accessing my site via the routers automatic DNS.  I went in and manually entered two Comcast (my isp) DNS servers still no luck then I put in   4.2.2.1 and 4.2.2.2 as the DNS servers and everything started to work.  Can access anywhere on and off home network and can remote into my home and WHS computers with no problem.

     

    Give that a try.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2007 10:16 PM
  •  Mike1two3 wrote:
    Thanks, but still no success. But, interestingly enough, I can access it from work via the IP address, so it must be a DNS thing. Now, if I only knew what that thing was.....


    If you on static ip as I understand it, disable the "nat" option from the router, your ISP have to do other part as well.

    My best.
    Tuesday, June 26, 2007 10:18 PM