Abbas Abbas - 1 month ago 21
ASP.NET (C#) Question

Viewing localhost website from mobile device

I have an

ASP.Net
website hosted on my
Win8's localhost
, the site seems to be running as expected on the desktop, but now i also want to test the site website on mobile device to check how it renders
Is there anyway i can access the website from my mobile device
My Mobile Device and Desktop Machine are connected to the same Network via Router.
Here are the details of my machine and router.


  1. Machine has Win8 Pro Installed running IIS 8.0.9200.16384

  2. Router is TP-Link Basic 150Mbps.
  3. Device is Karbonn A15, Android - 4.0.4 (ICS)


Can anyone tell me how can i connect my mobile device to localhost website.

Answer

To view localhost website from mobile device you have to follow thoses steps :

  • In your computer, you have to retrieve your IP address (Run > cmd > ipconfig)
  • If your localhost use a specific port (like localhost:12345 ), you have to open the port on your computer (Control Panel > System and Security > Firewall > Advanced settings and add Inbound rule)
  • Finally, you can access to your website from mobile device by navigate to : http://192.168.X.X:12345/

Hope it helps