Configure Local Network Web Access

This dialog allows you to specify exactly how clients should connect to your web server on the Local network.

The local port used by the server program can be specified to avoid possible port conflicts with of program installed on the system. On installation the local port will default to port commonly used for this program. The port will be checked to ensure it is not already in use by other programs installed on the system which may already be using ports. It is best to choose a port that won't be used by other programs that may be installed later. Certainly avoid well known ports like the standard HTTP port "80".

The mode options are:

  1. Automatic
  2. Static IP
  3. Computer Host
  4. Host FQDN
  5. Use Public IP

In Automatic mode, the Routing Wizard will select "Use Public IP" if the computer appears to be directly connected to the Internet, i.e. there is no NAT router.  Alternatively it will use the Computer Host name if the address was assigned by DHCP (assuming that the host name will be most stable) or, if no DHCP, the Static IP address will be used since it must have been manually assigned. NOTE that, even in the last case, using "Computer Host" may work - try it and see.

The "Open Firewall" button allows you to request the firewall allow network traffic through the specified the network port for this porogram.