I got two questions here, both somewhat related. And if I post on the wrong topic, sorry, I'm new.
So I recently came back from a holiday, and found out that I can't connect to ports other than 80 and 443, or that it takes extremely long. I know this because when trying to connect to servers used by games such as agar.io, CSGO, Steam etc... it keeps timing out, and only very rarely connects. Once it does connect though, it is stable, and has no problems. Before the holiday, everything was fine and there were no problems with the internet at all. I have tried Port Forwarding the ports required, as well as some protocols like FTP, SSH,PPTP etc.. to my static local i.p. No luck. I have found a temporary solution, which is to disable the NAT mode in my Netgear Cable Gateway, and go into full bridge mode, but the security risks are too great to do that long term. Maybe it has something to do with the way my gateway is configured? If it works with full bridge mode, it must mean it is bypassing something in the router mode...
It probably hasn't got anything to do with the firewalls and anti-viruses on my computer, since it worked in full bridge mode. It is definitely a networking/internet issue.
Yeah well my second question is, since it does work in full bridge mode, I have a billion router. Is there anyway to set up a DHCP server and firewall and all that stuff on the Billion router, while then having the cables redirect from the router into the Netgear gateway, and then connecting to the internet? I tried for 4 hours yesterday and I couldn't seem to get it to work. It would either just set the Billion Router as default gateway, with DHCP server working and all, but I couldn't access the internet because it completely ignores the Netgear gateway, which is the device that actually connects to the internet, while the Billion is the device I'm using just as a router. OR it would just completely bypass the Billion router, even though the cables are connected into it, and just go straight to the Netgear gateway and connect to the internet directly, with no DHCP server or ANY firewall/protection.
So yeah, that's it really. I would want a solution to the first problem rather than the second, since it branches out from the first. I could really use some help as I have posted this issue on other sites like Bleeping Computer and Stack Exchange sites, with no help. Anything will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
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