I am trying to set up my first web server using the Raspberry Pi. I have installed nginx and when I go to the IP address of my Pi, I can see Welcome to NGINX on Debian displayed but if I go to the same exact IP address from my desktop, I cannot connect. I cannot ping the IP address either from my desktop. Both time out. I also cannot port forward because the IP address is not identifiable in the WLAN. The IP address I'm trying to reach is from the wlan0 section from running the ifconfig command. What am I doing wrong? I have network discovery on for my PC and both machines are connected to the same network. Thanks!

EDIT: desktop IP is and Pi IP is so it seems both are on local network

I am trying but I don't know how to debug. I looked at some posts like the ones below but none were helpful.



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    Are both the desktop and the Pi on the same subnet ? Also, routers often have a setting that isolates wifi clients from LAN clients... – KennetRunner Feb 16 '17 at 11:57
  • Further to KennetRunner's suggestion above, it would be helpful if you could edit your question to include the local IP addresses of both the Pi and the desktop. If you can't ping the Pi from the desktop I would forget about nginx problems for the time being - the issue isn't there, it's something related to your network setup. – goobering Feb 16 '17 at 12:13
  • I am connected to the Wifi for both the PC and the Pi. The desktop's IP is and the Pi's IP is so it seems both are on the local network. @goobering – Sticky Feb 17 '17 at 5:17
  • Could it be that the desktop is using IPv4 and the pi is using IPv6? Is inet address in IPv6? – Sticky Feb 17 '17 at 5:36

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