Why do I not have permission to access my local WordPress installation from another PC on the same network?

Dustin Thompson December 8, 2012
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I have WordPress installed on my desktop PC here at home. It is not being posted on the internet (yet). When I try to access it from my laptop, on the same local network, it gives me this message, “You don’t have permission to access /wordpress/wordpress on this server.”

I can access the site all day long from the desktop PC, but not from my laptop. I’m using WAMPserver to “host” the site locally.

Thanks.

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  1. Dustin Thompson
    December 21, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Ok guys, Let me start by apologizing for not giving enough info on this one. I am using WAMP to host my WordPress site on WIN XP desktop. Originally, I could access it adn edit it perfectly.
    My problem was when I tried to just view the web-page from my laptop, it gave me the message "You don’t have permission to access /wordpress/wordpress on this server".

    A few hours into digging online for a solution, I finally read a WAMP tutorial and learned how to properly Start the server software.

    Once I did that everything is fine.

  2. Giggity Goebbels
    December 10, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Need to contact admin for this

  3. Junil Maharjan
    December 9, 2012 at 5:15 am

    The admin has not given you permission to access your pc from your laptop. Please contact your system admin.

  4. josemon maliakal
    December 9, 2012 at 3:48 am

    You may be using linux based os ..make sure that the wordpress installation files have necessary permissions allowed ..if not set the permission level as 755 using chmod