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I'm trying to set up a web-site running from my PowerBook. I turned on Personal Web Sharing and the IP it shows to view the website on is my network IP. Is there something I can do so it is viewable on the World Wide Web?

I have tried forwarding port 80 to my network IP. But when I type in my external IP, it brings me to my Modem Configuration page.
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You will have to setup port forwarding on your modem/router and send port 80 to go to your Powerbook's internal IP. That being said... Most ISPs have rules concerning hosting from your internet connection and you can even get lose your internet service over it. So make sure your ISP allows it in their service terms before setting it up.

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What kind of modem is it? Do you have a stand alone router, or it it part of the modem?
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What kind of modem is it? Do you have a stand alone router, or it it part of the modem?
I have a Linksys Wireless Router and an Actiontec Modem. I'm thinking it might be my ISP though.
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you sure it isn't your router settings you are getting when you try to access it with your WAN(External) IP?
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Your router holds the external IP address the world sees. This is picked up by the router from your ISP. The router also has an internal IP address that allows you to maintain it. I think the default in your case is 192.168.1.1.

Your Mac needs to have a static internal IP address that doesn't conflict with the routers internal IP address, or any other internal IP address. Try 192.168.1.2.

Now forward port 80 on the router to 192.168.1.2

As long as web sharing is turn on, on the Mac, this set up should suffice. To test if web sharing is turned on, type http://127.0.0.1 into a web browser.

If your ISP is blocking port 80, then it gets trickier. The norm is to try port 8080. But you also have to change the Apache web server configuration file to agree with that.
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