Can i start this by saying that when it comes to networking and router configurations i am utterly clueless, so while i could really do with the assistance, could any replies be done in plain English, or as close to it as possible when it comes to router stuff, by far my most hated part of modern computing.
My issue is thus... I am trying to run a server for an online chat program. The actual server software is correctly setup, as has been proven by the fact that other people have been able to connect to the chat server just fine. The only person who cannot connect to it is... me! Being unable to connect to my own server is extremely frustating and this is further heightened by the fact that nothing i've tried has seemed to do anything, even when i had my computer in my routers DMZ while testing.
My search for an answer yielded the following as a reason for why i am having my issue... "A router can be configured to disallow any incoming traffic that claims to originate from INSIDE the router's own local network, and when that is set to be true, you won't be able to connect to your server using its external address. Instead, connect to it using its LOCAL address. If, for example, it is on the same machine that you plan to chat from, chat://127.0.0.1
should do the trick."
Now, that's all well and good apart from a couple of things... firstly, i don't have the faintest clue what the "solution" is even saying, much less how to implement it, and secondly when going to my routers configurator (i have a D-Link DIR-615), i can't see anything remotely resembling how to do what is suggested. Can anyone help out here?