Netgear routers and I are not the best of friends, but we are starting to get along a little better now. The problem started when I first bought the router. I had to work long hours back then so my brother, who was visiting at the time, hooked up my cable modem and my router. I never thought he would store a password in my router that I wouldn't be able to figure out. Oops! So with much dread I hooked up my computer to the router with an ethernet wire and depressed the reset button. The router faithfully returned to its factory settings.
After this, I typed in www.routerlogin.net and a Netgear webpage appeared. It informed me that I needed a firmware update. When I initiated the update, the computer got stuck and kicked me off the net. Needless to say I wasn't happy. I turned off the power to my computer, my router, and my modem. Then I turned the power back on in the reverse order. I got my internet back. I was happy.
The firmware finally installed (I think) and I was able to change the password on my router to something I wanted. Then the webpage displayed a port forwarding hyperlink. Again, I'm an idiot. I don't know how to set up port 80 or port 8080.
So here comes the question. How do I set up port 80 or port 8080 without setting up a static web address? I look forward to any feedback on this question. I'm so scared of setting up a static web address on my computer. I've heard too many horror stories about this.