accessing services from within LAN using external ip Share on Facebook Post on reddit Tweet on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Home › Forums › Networking › General Networking › accessing services from within LAN using external ip This topic has 1 reply, 2 voices, and was last updated 13 years ago by Lior_S. Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) Author Posts ktopazMember Sep 11, 2007 at 6:22 pm #127711 Hi All, I was wondering, is there a general problem accessing a service that’s running inside a LAN network, using the external IP ? what i mean is . station A is running an http server on port 80 for example and has a relevant PAT / port forwarding rule on the router directing port 80 traffic to it. could station A access its own http server using the external ip (the router’s IP on port 80) could station B, that’s on the same simple LAN , access station A using the external IP:80 ? if not – why not ? is there some sort of NAT limitation on this ? or is it an ISP issue ? (i’m talking about simple home routers if there are any other routers that can overcome this issue, i’d love to know how they do it) thanks. Author Posts Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.