Got Fioptic internet installed today and have not been able to reach a port from the outside no matter what port forwarding rules I've tried, enabling UPNP (all the programs I am using support this, work with my previous router) or by attempting the static NAT (DMZ) setup. The DMZ feature doesn't seem to do anything really at all - after setting it nothing shows up on the settings page, unlike the port forwarding settings - which also don't do anything at all.
I guess this is tremendously secure - but useless.
Firewall level is set to off, etc. I'm practically stumped and I have degree in this field
It really makes no sense, I want to drown this device in the tub. I've tried moving my program's ports to standard ports they support in their drop down listing, to no avail. Restarts/reboots, all of it.
I guess my question is - is there known issues, does the device really just refuse all inbound connections?