Ok here's the score. My hosting service keeps disappearing so i'm trying to set up Apache on a local machine and hopefully a working email server (thats more important as i'm lost without my emails). Now... I can access the server on 192.168.x.x and also by typing my external IP into a proxy like hidemyass.com but for some reason I can't access my external IP directly as it pops up the router log in box. Any ideas? Pretty sure this shouldn't be happening and remote admin on the router (Netgear WNR2000) is turned off.