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I set up GeoServer on one of my old laptops a few weeks ago with a connection to the internet over my home cable internet line (see: http://bit.ly/e9OUNP and http://bit.ly/hj1a6J)

I'm slowly learning the ins and outs of GeoServer, GeoExplorer, and other aspects of serving maps on a website. I assumed with this setup that I (or anyone else) would be able to access my GeoServer layers in ArcMap through WMS.

I installed the OpenGeoSuite Community Edition in the default directory. I have published layers with the proper settings and check boxes enabled. I can load the layers in a GeoExplorer map embedded in a web page (see: http://bit.ly/ecpGE2).

I have tried to load these layers into ArcMap using the following request (and many variations of it): http://donmeltz.dyndns.org/geoserver/wms?SERVICE=wms&VERSION=1.1.1&REQUEST=GetCapabilities but I cannot get this to work.

A couple of hours of searching has not turned up a solution to my problem yet. I'm hoping someone on here can point me in the right direction, and provide me with some ideas of what to look at next. Thanks.

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Try: http://24.105.210.45:8080/geoserver/wms?service=wms&version=1.1.1&request=GetCapabilities.

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+1 That works for me, but with this error: "One or more layers failed to draw: Don's GeoSandbox - GeoServer Web Map Service: WMS service exceptions:Service Error Description: The requested Style can not be used with this layer. The style specifies an attribute of CONTOUR and the layer is: BoyScouts:BreakneckRidgeBeacnFireTower " –  Kirk Kuykendall Feb 3 '11 at 17:48
    
Yes, that works. Now that I look at it I see my mistake. I tried it once with the :8080 in the wrong place. I had it after geoserver (as in geoserver:8080) instead of after the server IP address. Thanks! And yes, there is a problem with a couple of layers having inappropriate styles attached to them. That fix is in the works. –  Don Meltz Feb 3 '11 at 18:07

Currently your getcapabilities request is returning an error. Does it work when you are looking at the server from with in your network? However http://24.105.210.45:8080/geoserver/wms?SERVICE=WMS&request=getcapabilities does work for me so maybe you can try that in ArcMap?

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