Something that's never been an issue before is killing me now- I cant port forward!
So I'm trying to port forward a webserver on port 8080 (not 80 because my ISP blocks it).
Canyouseeme.org tells me "Success: I can see your service on xx.xx.xx.xxx on port (8080) Your ISP is not blocking port 8080". Same with the media port 34567. For any ports that I haven't forwarded I get a failure as expected.
Yet when ever I try to connect to xx.xx.xx.xxx:8080 I get an "Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to myiphere"
Now the funny thing is that everything used to be working before I pulled out the router. We have a SMCD3G-BIZ modem and used to have a Linksys Router(connected to it somehow [LAN 1 on modem to WAN on router]) running DHCP. We recently moved to a Windows Server with Domain which handles all the DHCP now so I pulled the router out and set it up as an access point. Boy do I regret that decision. Back when I had the router I could port forward any port! Including the blocked ports such as 80, etc. I don't know why, but it worked! My suspicion is that the ports were blocked only through the firmware on the modem.
Now I can't portforward anything and all surveillance systems and order processing software is offline- something we need to get fixed ASAP.
I really dont know how the router and modem were set up before, weather if the modem was acting a "dumb" modem or something, or if even DMZ had anything to do with it, I really dont know. The modem was setup by a IT guy that was long gone.
I really appreciate any help as this problem is really problematic for us.