Originally Posted by HealthyAddict
can i set it up the other way, enabling DMZ on the router with the modems IP. and maybe disable everything on the router except wireless and whats needed for that?
because i only need the router for my laptop, the modem has better settings in it in my opinion
ok you did change the ip of your router with the one I suggested earlier?
Did you set a static ip on your pc? Coz you'll need a static on your pc for the portforwarding to work.
Log in to your ISP provided modem/router manually and lookaround in there to see if you can find a DMZ, Static NAT, or Default Server section. Different routers have different names for their DMZ section.
Now, enable a DMZ, Static NAT, or Default Server to point at your your second router's WAN or External IP address.
This should allow traffic to flow directly through the first modem/router to the second one.
From there, follow the normal port forwarding procedure on your second router and you should be good to go.
It's important to note, that both routers that you may be running might also run additional firewalls.
If you are looking to port forward, you are going to need to disable your routers' firewalls, if they have them, to get your ports to test forwarded.
Then If you do not have at least two game consoles behind your router, turn off UPnP in the router.
By game console, a special type of computerwith no keyboard or mouse (and it/they areusually connected to a TV).
You can also convert the router into the correct device by disabling the router function and using it as just an ethernet switch or wireless access point.
Here's how to convert it
Make sure that you either use the DMZ method, or the conversion method, but do not confuse the two.