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Unable to access Apache web server using local IP

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My aim is to use a LAN site written in PHP in order to share stuff with my friends.
I used XAMPP to set up a basic web server on my system. The setup process went through smoothly and I was able to access the site using http://localhost . But when I try accessing the site using my local IP which is, I can't get through.
I'm only trying to make this site visible to my systems in my own LAN which consists of 3 notebooks connected to a wireless router.
I have tried finding a solution through google but most of the problems addressed are about access from outside the LAN :'( .
I know there are easier ways to achieve what I'm trying here but I really like to become a webmaster :-)
Nov 20 '10 #1
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first of wrong forum to ask this question.

Secondly make sure your IP is accessible from other machine. Just use PING command.

and finally make some change in your apache configuration file like below;

So find the line that hold <Directory /> and change rest..

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  1. <Directory />
  2.     Options FollowSymLinks
  3.     AllowOverride None
  4.     Order allow,deny
  5.     Deny From None
  6.     Allow from all
  7. </Directory>
Oct 28 '11 #2

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