I can use the internet such as browsing websites, streaming videos etc fine, the only problem I am having is connecting to online games. I can not log in to games such as the Steam server, league of legends, or Battle.net for Warcraft 3.
I have set my static ip to 192.168.1.10, and then forwarded the required ports to that address. For example for Warcraft 3, I have forwarded ports 6112-6119. I have also opened those ports on my windows firewall. Finally, I have disabled the router's firewall, as well as windows xp firewall.
I looked at the guide on my router's website: http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/d... and done everything they suggest.
One cause for alarm is when I check to see if my ports are indeed open using this website: http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/o... , it says my ports are still closed.
Another factor that may be important is I used to plug my computer directly into the internet socket in the wall and I could access online games. I then set up the router and could not play online. I then tried reverting to when I could play online by plugging directly into the wall again and it no longer worked.
Any help or suggestions is appreciated.