Even though i don't understand a lot of what you saying its becoming clearer by the day, thanks for the informative post appreciated.
This may help:
a) Think of NAT as a security guard into your office. Anyone who works there can go out and come back no problem, but anyone who tries to get in who doesn't work there is stopped by the guard. (So "port forwarding" is telling the guard to let some people in).
b) There is a wall around your city, which also has guards. Anyone from the city can go out and back, but nobody can get into the city who doesn't live there. (These guards don't work for you, and you can't tell them what to do, there is no "port fowarding")
The office is the router in your house, and the city is EE.
To make your game work you have to do this:
* Dig a tunnel from inside your office, under your guards, all the way out of the city and under the city walls. Put a sign on the entrance to the tunnel saying "to play the game come this way"! The sign shows other people how to connect to your game, which is at the moment stopped by the two sets of guards.
L2TP is technology to build the tunnel. AAISP is the company that sells tunnels for a monthly price. However you need to buy the right shovels and supports to ensure the tunnel does not collapse. (This is the new router)
You have to dig the tunnel into the existing ground (EE router), but the shovel needs to have the right type of edge to dig into the hard ground (ie, the router you need to get has to have the right options, your existing Netgear MIGHT but many don't.).
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Edited by jchamier (Sun 14-Oct-18 14:19:35)