Accessing localhost on IIS7 from another computer on the network

Solution 1:

As @Johnh said it is most likely your firewall.

Open up port 80 on your firewall or whatever port you are hosting the local site on should it be a nonstandard port.

+1 for testing with telnet. Will give you a quick and definit answer on if the Web Server has the proper port open.

Solution 2:

Campo is correct, you most likely need to open a port. Here's how: (on windows 7)

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Windows firewall
  3. Select advanced settings
  4. Select Inbound rules
  5. Select "New Inbound Rule"

    Specify local ports 80, 8081. Allow Domain

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