I have 2 for these routers a version3 that runs the DG team firmware and a version4 that runs the latest Netgear firmware. I have the same problem on both. Unable to port forward port 80. However port 22 and 21 forward OK. Before you ask no my ISP (O2) doesnít block port 80. If I put the server into a DMZ it works fine.
I want to use port forwarding rather than DMZ because it allows me to forward to a single IP address much more secure.
I have Googled other forums for a solution, a number of people have this issue, but most of the advice seems to centre on ISP port blocking.
Any ideas guys?
I dont know if you've had much experience port forwarding, but a little confused that you can set port 21,22 but not 80. I will assume you know your way around the router already so wont go to in depth, but do it in this order.
In the services menu, create a new service called BOB and put 80 in both boxes as the port range. I never remember which one to use, either UDP or TCP, so usually select the option of BOTH and save it.
Now go to firewall rules menu, and create a new rule. Select BOB from the drop down menu on the right side. On the next part down, you need to enter a IP address.
I'm going to choose 192.168.0.20 and save it.
Now go to your server and give it the static IP address 192.168.0.20.
Thats the method I use when I host gaming sessions.