Unable to access localhost on mobile device

  • Unable to access localhost on mobile.

    I am using quasar v1. I am able to access localhost on desktop using http://localhost:8080. But when I try accessing same on a mobile device(for mobile testing) by replacing localhost with my IP address http://xx.xx.xx.xx:8080 it does not work.

    Please note I tried setting the devServer options in package.json with the port as 8080 and host as based on some research

    “devServer”: {
    “contentBase”: “.”,
    “host”: “”,
    “port”: 8080,
    “public”: “http:”,
    “disableHostCheck”: true
    Nothing seems to work. Can someone please guide?

  • Do you really need all that configuration? With my projects I can acess the server on mobile without that.

  • I am not sure what the problem is. I checked this post https://github.com/vuejs/vue-cli/issues/1616 and some other posts where they mentioned about having devServer config.

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    Make sure you’re on the same network (on wifi).
    Make sure your firewall is off (to test).
    Make sure you’re not using McAffee … If you are, uninstall it, stamp on the installer then burn it with hell fire…

  • Unfortunately, none of these seem to be applicable to me. I am on the same network, also switched off the firewall and I just have windows defender; no other antivirus software.

  • @hpawar your public url is not a valid url, // missing. I dunno wat your trying here, but dont need those settings to access a pc within the same network, seeing as youve already turned off av and fw, like others said, you should already can access it. Try removing those config.

  • @metalsadman Thanks. The problem was something else, more to do with the wrong IP I was trying to access localhost on my mobile. My server was listening to a different IP.

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