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My computer hates routers.

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Sorry if this is a bit hard to follow, I've had a bad day.

I was having a lot of trouble opening ports on my computer, no matter what I did on my linksys wrt54g2 router (port forwarding, DMZ) I couldn't get my ports to function correctly. I'm using to check my ports. After I couldn't get anything to work, I tried an older router, a D-link WBR1310 to see if that worked. I had the same exact problem with it. Plugging my computer directly into the modem I had worked wonders, but I need the wireless internet for my girlfriend's laptop. So I contacted the tech support for my ISP, and they recommended trying out the modem/wireless router they have instead of the modem I started with because they have the firewall software in their routers disabled. I figured for a couple bucks a month, it couldn't hurt anything to try. I get it home and hook it up, lo and behold, still nothing.

This just confuses me, seeing as the tech told me there is nothing in the modem/router to block the ports. I was wondering if there is any computer settings I can try to get my ports open? I'm trying to use port 57000, mainly because it's easy to remember.

I have windows firewall off completely, and I use AVG antivirus. I don't use any software firewalls either. I am running Windows 7 RC x64

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