- Fiber internet from the wall to an Actiontec C1000a Wireless Router/Modem
- Port 1 on the Actiontec goes to a Belkin Wireless Router which branches off to all the devices in the entertainment center. (Xbox, PS3, DVR)
- Port 2 on the Actiontec goes to a desktop with Windows 8.1 installed.
- WiFi radio is turned off on the Actiontec and on on the Belkin.
- There is also a Cisco Wireless Router at the other end of the house that is setup as a wireless repeater/bridge.
- The desktop has IIS installed and running.
- Web server ports are forwarded in the Actiontec to the desktop.
- I have registered a URL and have the DNS for that URL pointing to my public IP address.
While at work or any place other than my home, I can go to the URL and access the website set up on my desktop. Everything works fine. But, when I am at home and connected to the same network as the desktop, going to the URL won't work at all.Things I've Tried:
- Pinging the URL while on my home network returns success.
- Renaming the desktop to the URL is apparently not allowed.
- DNS Host Mapping on the Actiontec does nothing.
I've edited the hosts file with an entry for the URL and the LAN IP of the desktop. When I am not at home, I comment the entry and uncomment it when connected to my home network.My Questions:
- Does anybody know of a setting I might be missing or configured wrong?
- Does anybody have any suggestions on a better network setup?
- Does anybody have any suggestions for better hardware?