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How can I access Confluence server externally?

Very New to Confluence Configuration

I am not able to access confluence server from an external system.  I can use a browser to go to http://localhost:8090 while on the server PC and access Confluence. However, on my own PC which is on the same network, I tried using the server's IP in place of 'localhost' but can't connect. I get this:

Network Error (tcp_error)

A communication error occurred: "Operation timed out"
The Web Server may be down, too busy, or experiencing other problems preventing it from responding to requests. You may wish to try again at a later time.

My base URL is http://localhost:8090. Should I change my base URL? I have found the article Configuring the Server Base URL and see in Confluence where I can change it in General Configuration > Server Base URL, but how do I know what URL to change it to?

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I assume your server‘s firewall blocks the incoming traffic on port 8090.

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