HTC and Iphone cannot connect to server

Hi

So I got my webserver up and running, but I can only access from some computers, mostly those running on a Microsoft Internet Explorer browser.

I cannot access it on my HTC phone, on a Iphone (safari broser), on a Mac.

In all cases the page just comes up blank, it does not timeout, just blank

Any hint to why it cannot show the page on those targets? (the webserver is like the stanard one from the Ethernet examples, showing analog values)

Bytheway, I am not using port 80, to boost security. So the URL is http://xx.xx.xx.xx:8000

Thanks

Klaus

Although the change of port shouldn't affect anything, I would suggest you change it to port 80 and then just type http://xx.xx.xx.xx into the browser. If that works then you have found the cause. If not, then I am at a loss.

I presume your phone service provider only allows HTTP on port 80 and HTTPS on port 443

klauskvik:
I cannot access it on my HTC phone, on a Iphone (safari broser), on a Mac.

In all cases the page just comes up blank, it does not timeout, just blank

Any hint to why it cannot show the page on those targets? (the webserver is like the stanard one from the Ethernet examples, showing analog values)

Bytheway, I am not using port 80, to boost security. So the URL is http://xx.xx.xx.xx:8000

Thanks

Klaus

First of all, changing ports does not make anything more secure. It never has and never will. That's a myth perpetuated by people who don't understand Internet security.

Second of all, you didn't state how you were trying to connect. Are you trying via cellular or via WIFI? Where is the web server hosted? In your house? Did you open the port on your router/firewall? Which interface(s) is your web server listening on?

The webserver is in another house on a static IP, setup to only allow access on port 8000. I access the webserver unsing a browser.

If I use a computer at work and at home (with internet explorer) I can access the server fine.

If I use a HTC, Iphone or Mac, then I have no access since those OS'es and their browsers block other than port 80. So I am trying to find a way to setup those devices to allow port 8000 or else I will need to reconfigure the webserver to use port 80

Regards

Klaus

For testing sake, move the server to port 80. If it works, when we know its a carrier issue. If it doesn't, its something else.

Also, if you have NAT, do make sure you are attempting to connect to the external IP address and not hte internal IP. Since you said you were connecting from other computers, I'm assuming you have that handled.