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    So last week after a brief internet outage (Time Warner Cable) I noticed that I could no longer access my shared folders and my website was down. When I finally had time to look at it a couple of days later I discovered the onboard NIC in my server had died. (I'm completely sure of this being the problem - it no longer showed up in the device manager at all and it was enabled in the BIOS) So I ordered a nice Intel Pro/1000 pci NIC and installed it on Friday. After downloading and installing the newest drivers my server was back online, my shared folders work, my squeezebox server works, my pc backups are happening again, and all seemed to be well - except that my website is still down.

    Now, I had a reserved IP address set up for the server in the router, and I did think to change the MAC address there, so the server has the correct IP address for which the appropriate ports (80, 443) are opened up in the Virtual Server section of the router. Those ports are also set up as exceptions properly in the Windows Firewall on the server, although just shutting off the firewall didn't solve the problem anyway. I've quintuple checked all of this. I can load the site on the server itself by going to http://localhost/ so I know IIS is running properly, but I can't get to it by domain name. Could there be a DNS issue because of the change? I'm using a Dynamic DNS app on the server since I don't have a static IP from my ISP. I'm stumped.
    Angel City Audio
    East Street Audio

    ACA, Melody, Onix, NuForce, KR Audio

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    What is:

    The external IP address showing in the router?
    The IP address that is returned when you ping your domain name / website?
    The IP address displayed when you browse this url http://www.whatismyip.com/

    Are they all the same?

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    • #3
      Interesting. Whatismip.com matches my router's WAN IP address, but when I ping my website it is different. If I navigate to the correct IP my website loads.
      Angel City Audio
      East Street Audio

      ACA, Melody, Onix, NuForce, KR Audio

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      • #4
        Did you create a hosts file entry? I know on my sites, if I access http://localhost/, but if I try to access the server by name, it fails, unless I create a hardcoded hosts file entry mapping the server name to the IP address.
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        • #5
          Ah, you led me to the solution. I knew I didn't need to touch the hosts file on the server, as it was unaltered from before, but as I thought to myself "shouldn't the dynamic dns be handling that?" I realized that I hadn't changed the setting with my domain registrar who is handling the dns to reflect the new IP address. I made the change and now it works. Thanks!
          Angel City Audio
          East Street Audio

          ACA, Melody, Onix, NuForce, KR Audio

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