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How to Access WAMP Server from other Computer in LAN Network or Workgroup    
by: Revengsky Joseph D. Reyes (a.k.a rjdreyes – jcyberinux.com)
Looking for better Web Server? Beginning to explore the Web Development World? Then you probably need a good web development tools for it? If you intend to make a quick management and development of Web Server, all you need is WAMP if you are a Windows user or LAMP if you are a Linux user.

But for now, let’s discuss WAMP on How to Access it via LAN network or from other computer.

1.)If all you need is to access it via your LAN Network (Internal IP Address), such as your computer and then access it thru another computer in the network. Then there is no need for DOMAIN or External IP Address. (For example: 192.168.11.3 is your Local Area Network IP Address) -> This is all you need to access someone’s shared computer and also Web Server.

2.) For the Requirements: WAMP and Navicat Lite (Optional).

Install WAMP (Instructions click here), then after installing WAMP, install Navicat Lite (Instructions click here). Then locate your wamp directory, if you installed it at C:\ then C:\wamp is the directory then go thru the directory www (C:\wamp\www), then put all necessary web files there.

(Note: Delete the index.php located on www directory; this is a default homepage which reveals your web server information)
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3.)Run the WAMP Server, then locate it at your taskbar, usually in the hidden taskbars near the date/time, then click it (LEFT-CLICK), then go to Apache, then click httpd.conf file to open it.
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4.)From there (httpd.conf), look further into the lines. Like these lines below.

<Directory />
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order deny,allow
Deny from all
</Directory>

Edit it, by adding the line Allow from all (between Directory tags), delete the Deny from all or comment it. See the sample picture below.
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Restart Apache Web Server Service.
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That’s all you need if you need to access it via LAN Network (Internal IP Address), or from other computer in your private network.

Put the WAMP Server Online. 😀
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(Note: If you are going to used WordPress, and used pretty urls or permalinks, then you have to enable the mod_rewrite module of Apache. To access it, click Apache( left-click), then go to Apache, then Apache modules, then from there search the rewrite_module, click it to activate it then restart the Apache web server.)
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Related Articles / Links / References / Entries:
WAMP Official Site
Download WAMP
Download Navicat Lite Official Site
How to install WordPress in WAMP Server in Localhost by Jcyberinux
How to install WAMP Server in Windows by Jcyberinux
How to install Navicat Lite for MySQL in Windows by Jcyberinux

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20 thoughts on “Access WAMP Server from other Computer in LAN Network”
    1. Thank you for the comment! 😀
      To get the permalinks to work, try this instead.
      Run your WAMP, then left-click WAMP at the taskbar then go to APACHE, go forth to Alias directories then go to
      http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ then click Edit .htaccess

      Add this lines below:

      RewriteEngine On
      RewriteBase /
      RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
      RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
      RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
      RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

      follow instructions here for more clarifications: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks
      save it then restart Apache.

  1. I have Wamp installed on my PC. Also I have Magento and WordPress installed and they work fine. What I’m trying to do is access the websites that I have setup on my desktop PC from other computers on my network like my laptop or my wife’s iPad. Following your instructions I’m closer to a solution, but not there yet.

    When I enter the IP address in my browser’s address bar, the default page that shows server configuration loads and is working fine. However, when I click the ‘Magento’ link under ‘Your Projects’, I get the error ‘Unable to Connect’ and I noticed that ‘localhost’ is in the address bar. Also I tried entering the following, but still it doesn’t load the page.
    xxx.xxx.x.x/magento/index.php/

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

    Brian

    1. go your admin panel then system->configuration->web->unsecure .Here in “Base url” put your ip (like 192.168.10.12) instead of localhost.
      In your secure url put same thing. Then set “Use Secure URLs in Frontend” to “yes”.
      After that save it then try to access magento site (http://192.168.10.12/magento/index.php) from anywhere in your LAN Network.

  2. I was recommended this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him
    as nobody else know such detailed about my difficulty.
    You are amazing! Thanks!

  3. Whoa….cool blog and articles listed here. The expert articles on this website really are insightful!

    ! 😉 Any kind of RSS feed on this website? 🙂 I actually have been searching
    for frequently up-to-date blog posts about web server software.

  4. hi, thanks for the article been really helpful. it worked for me and now i’m getting this message “Forbidden

    You don’t have permission to access / on this server.”. please help

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