Ok this is a very complicated problem it seems. I've been reading all sorts of articles and guides to fixing problems with routers from anywhere between opening ports, firewalls, NATs, TCP/UDP, packets, etc. First off let me start off by giving my hardware info (even the stuff that doesn't even apply here). I just built my comp in August 2007: Windows XP Pro SP2 (firewall & other bull**** disabled) Seasonic s12-600 rt PSU Antec 900 Case Sapphire ATi x1950xt Video Card Gigabyte p35 dsr3 Mobo Intel C2d E6750 x2 OCZ gold ddr2 800 pc2 6400 RAM 1gb Maxtor 200gb Sony DVD/CD writer Card Reader Airlink101 MIMO XR PCI adapter Wireless G NIC Belkin Wireless G Router Model: F5D7230-4 54g Wireless Router Version Info Firmware Version 6.00.10 Boot Version v1.04 Hardware 4.00.01 I set an encryption password (so the nieghborhood couldn't steal my internets ) which is 128bit. The signal strength is usually strong at like 70% or higher, but sometimes It can drop really low or disconnect for a second or two. I have no clue why it does this as nothing else is using the internet afaik and I have no other programs running/taking bandwidth up besides whatever I'm using: Firefox, Starcraft, AIM, whatever. Ok, now that I have that out of the way. Here is my problems: The wireless router is hooked up to Time Warner Cable (Southern CA) ISP, which is hooked to the main computer via ethernet. My computer is about 15 feet away in another room and has the wireless NIC to recieve the internet. Normally the internet works fine, and I'm very good about keeping my computer clean and spyware/virus free (My HJT log is only like 26 lines), I just did a spyware scan with AVG and I plan to do a virus scan over night after I post this (although I know its not the issue). Maybe I should run some scandisk/defrag as well? Anyways, as soon as I hooked up the whole setup I opened the ports 6112-6119 TCP/UDP and a few other ports for programs that I use inside the router (not on any program or firewall on my computer). I soon realized that upon a reset of the router it was dynamic IP address and it would give me one of 3-4 IPs. So the port forwarding works for games like Starcraft and programs like Soulseek. The wierd thing thoguh for Starcraft Broodwar is that even though the ports are open I sometimes need to log off battle.net and reconnect in order for me to be able to host a game. Since this is a pretty simple little trick I discovered I didn't really care because it never affected me in a game, except for a few rare lag moments (which is common for any user). http://portforward.com/ is a good site. Now recently I reinstalled Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne (It uses the same ports as almost every other blzzard game). The problem is that I cannot host a custom game, or invite to AT (arranged team) game, and I have very severe delay/lag in general as well as huge lag spikes. The spikes are especially worse when its more than 1 player in the game besides me. I know this is not a video/sound problem because single player runs perfect (and I have my video options toned down). Also the spikes seem to come the hardest when I'm in battles. So, Like I said I have been googling fixes, guides, and as much info as I can about routers, ports, and networking in general to no avail. I decided to just start changing stuff based on what I've read. First, I tried to put my computer in the DMZ, Then I tried switching to a static IP, Updating firmware, Then I tried changing the firewall and security settings to 'disabled' which for some reason would not disable because everytime I would log back into the router it says it was enabled. Eventually I disabled the NAT and it told me to go to some IP after reboot of router which I can not log into. So now the other problem now is my default gateway changed from 192.168.2.1 to 192.168.1.1. The 2.1 page comes up blank and gives and error. The 1.1 comes up blank page gives a popup with little keys icon for name/pass. Now I tried my password for my router (but there is no username) and I tried some of the default name/pass from here: http://www.phenoelit-us.org/dpl/dpl.html . They didn't work either. I tried some other generic stuff like leaving it blank, leaving 1 blank, etc. It won't let me log in. It also changed my IP. Now the internet also seems to be lagging really badly for an hour or so but seems to be back to top speed again now. wtf? So to summarize this heap of text: My ports are open, I have no firewall, my router is gay, my internet lags, games don't connect and/or lag, and I can't get into my router anymore. Did I screw up my router? Any help would be apprieciated. Thanks for reading. PS- I didn't know if I should post this Here or in the game forum. So I did both. PPS- I wrote this all in Notepad and it seemed to double space everything, sorry.