This router is simply garbage. I used to own it, but just recently replaced it. Never could get the thing to port forward either. I updated the firmware to the worldwide version, 1.34ww, and it was a slight improvement, but not by any means dependable. My suggestion is to purchase a new router, as I've been through hell and back with this thing. Some suggest trying the Russian version of the firmware, never tried it, but if you're not willing to dish out some cash for something functional, why not give it a go? Hope this helped at least a bit.