Hi all, I am having a constant problem with my Belkin router. I need to access one of my home devices outside my home network. So I need to setup port forwarding. I did this and I am able to access the device fine. But, it will not stick. I can only access for 20 minutes, then it is blocked. I go back into the router configuration and it shows the port forwarding is active. I won't make any changes but when I click on Apply button it restarts and then port forwarding works fine again. The router is a Belkin F5D7234-4 v5 Wireless G. I have CenturyLink DSL with a ZyXEL 660R modem. The modem is in Routing mode. I originally setup the router to be in the DMZ of my modem. Then I removed the DMZ and added the ports I want to forward on the modem to point to the router. Either way, I am able to access the device properly for about 20 minutes. I can't figure out why it is happening. Please help me.
Belkin Port forwarding allows external devices to pass through your router's firewall for services such as a web server (Port 80), FTP server (Port 21), gaming or any other designated applications. This article will show you how to setup port forwarding on a Belkin router.
Before proceeding, make sure that you have the following:
To enable Belkin port forwarding, follow these steps:-
Step 1: Open your web browser and enter router’s IP address (192.168.0.1 by default) in the address bar. Enter username your router password (the default password is blank).
Step 2: Navigate to Firewall > Virtual Servers.
Step 3: Check Enable.