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I don't know if it's necessarily the router that's messing up, but about a week ago my old router (a 2Wire... er... somethingorother) died. We replaced it with a Netgear DGN2200. Ever since then, I haven't been able to patch anything that requires an update (Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, certain games that I've downloaded [Ragnarok, Operation7, and WarRock specifically] and Pidgin). I've checked Windows Firewall several times, checking and unchecking things, even turning it off and on to see if that helps

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  • raziel191 Jun 04, 2010

    The good thing is I know how to access the router's interface... but I can't seem to find the DMZ settings.

    Glad to know I'm not the only person this router's screwed over. xD

    The really weird thing is, though: There are 5 computers in my house that use this router, 3 of them wirelessly. None of the computers except for mine have this issue. x_x

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Ha, this is a funny thing, this "port forwarding" that these programs require. (typically only for updates and patches.) I can tell you exatly what your problem is.......your router. you see, the dgn2200 has a built in firewall that trumps all the software on your computer, period. The fact that it is embedded in the router requires you to log into the router using its ip address in your normal web browser. I can't remember the ip adress off the top of my head, but it should be something like 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.254 You probably recognize the last one if you accessed your 2wire this way. (if you need the book, i hope you didnt throw it away either)

You need to make yourself familiar with all the aspects of this router, as it will, by nature, affect your connections and other activity in the future.

So, select firewall settings and you are looking for something called the "DMZ host" it may be under the port forwarding sub-menu, but like i said before, I'm am an expert at the art, but don't know every system in and out. DMZ will put your computer on the front side of the firewall and allow you to do anything you want will maintaining the firewall on the remaining network.

JUMP BACK BEHIND THE FIREWALL WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED PATHCING, you dont want to get caught by a hacker hanging out outside your firewall.

GOOD LUCK AND PLS RATE THIS POST!!!!!

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