Westell 7500 port forwarding issues

Hi everyone,
I have been trying to port forwarding a Westell 7500 (A90-750015-07), I called Verizon support and they were totally useless. I haven’t been able to play my favorite online game (Far Cry , the old one) since I switched to Verizon and their router (Westell 7500). I know that the TCP port numbers should be: 40000 - 42999, for UDP should be: 41005-41006,49124-49125,49001-49002,44000,45000. I have no idea which of these should be set as Global port start and Global port end, also which one should be set as Base Host Port values and for which direction (in or out).
I tried assign the values randomly and with many different combinations but it never worked. I got to be able to join the servers only when I enabled DMZ but I don't want to leave DMZ enabled.
Please help?
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  1. I've never had much success getting the ISP issued equipment to work well with advanced features such as port forwarding.
    I would recommend getting your own router and putting there device in bridge mode, this was you can have full control.
  2. I appreciate the advice and I agree that would be the best solution I just found myself a little short of money so I have to try deal with what I have for now. :) Any other suggestions?
    thanks
  3. The only other option would be to leave the computer on the DMZ so the ports are open, then use a software firewall on your computer to protect it. Then you can open the ports you need in the firewall, and it would protect the rest. It would be as good of protection as a router in the middle. I use Norton Internet Security, but as your strapped for cash, who hasn't been, Zone Alarm is great and free.
  4. Hey, thanks a lot for your input. I will definitely give it a shot. I'm always up for open source stuff :p

    Jantech said:
    The only other option would be to leave the computer on the DMZ so the ports are open, then use a software firewall on your computer to protect it. Then you can open the ports you need in the firewall, and it would protect the rest. It would be as good of protection as a router in the middle. I use Norton Internet Security, but as your strapped for cash, who hasn't been, Zone Alarm is great and free.
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