I'm posting here feeling rather humbled.. I'm the sole I.T manager a large organisation..
And I can't man my own damn Netgear router!
I have a Netgear WNR3500.
It is hooked up to a Linksys modem running in bridged mode.
For a long time I have had issues getting any ports opened on the firewall. I was able to run a minecraft server, and I FTP access to my NAS is working, too. Anything else? Not a chance. In fact, the other day I decided to run an MC server once more, and it worked for 1 day, but now the port is closed and I can't get it open again.
What's worse is that I'm now discovering that these ports aren't even open between local clients.
Since tinkering with the router, for example, I now can't find my computer using bonjour (which cripples a few apps on my iPad), and I can't telnet anything to anything, from anything. It's just becoming a mess!
But given this is a fairly basic, consumer router, there's not much in the way of options for fixing this.
Does anyone know where I could start? I think I will restore to factory defaults and start again, in a minute.