- May 26, 2010
(For community information update)And in order to do that generally, they would need to disable the function altogether via a firmware update on your home router to begin with. So you wouldn't be able to find a port forwarding function, let alone actually set up forwards.
Unfortunately, that's exactly what they've done in this case. There is a port forwarding page, but they have actually disabled the function preventing you from setting up port forwards. Which means, we can't use his asus router as an extended switch, because we would still need to forward ports via the arris router in that setup as well. And because his connection into the house is via coax and the tv box only accepts coax for incoming connections, there's now way to make his asus router the primary router without making his Tv box unusable. Not a good situation at all. His options now are basically either get rid of the Tv and use a traditional cable modem and then use his asus router, DMZ his server (which is never recommended), or use a vpn service to make his server publicly visible. Unbelievable, I can't believe they actually disabled port forwarding on the router. First time I've actually seen it done. I hate it when I'm both right and wrong at the same time. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful shadowarez. Hope you manage to find a way to get it working in a way you're happy with.