How to reach localhost on windows7 computer with a smartphone through wifi router? Only through wifi, so people shouldn't access it.

I'll be appreciated if you can help me

closed as not a real question by Shane Madden, Chris S, Iain, Ben Pilbrow, EEAA Sep 29 '11 at 19:20

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You can't directly access the loopback address of another computer. You can however access it via the IP address (assuming it's a typical network). Open a command prompt on the Win7 machine, run ipconfig, note the IP address. Type that IP address into whatever program you're using on the smartphone.

Note: This answer is incredibly vague because you've given absolutely no details as to what you're trying to do. If you ask a whole, detailed question then we might be able to help you more.

  • Added an e to not (note). Sorry, couldn't help myself. – joeqwerty Sep 29 '11 at 19:08
  • @joeqwerty corrections are always welcome. =] – Chris S Sep 29 '11 at 19:22
  • You can kinda get to a remote hosts loopback adapter with SSH tunneling. I doubt this would be helpful in this situation though. – Zoredache Sep 29 '11 at 19:31

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