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Okay, here's what happened:

I was configuring my router, so I went to portforward.com and got my external IP address. I typed that in, and then I changed my router from Gateway to Bridged, but I think something went wrong because it never finished loading and then my internet just stopped working.

I'm using a Mac OS X right now, and I have both Windows and Mac on it. That all happened on the Windows section. I'm on the Mac part right now, and I configured my Internet to somehow work using system preferences. However, the Internet still doesn't work on Windows.

So er, I'm really confused right now. I think I screwed up my router, because I can't even access it anymore using the external IP address.

Can anyone help me out with this problem and tell me what I have to do?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Yes, resetting it will require a total reconfiguration. OTOH, if the router's configuration is really scrambled, there may be no other way to recover.
 

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Can you access it from your local IP address? I don't know about this router but when I have setup modems in the past to bridge the connection (I assume thats what you are doing) The modem is not configurable anymore until its had a hard reset.
 

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Never heard about portforward.com. Router config is simple enough if you follow the manual instructions. I suggest resetting the whole thing and starting from scratch. Most important things in my opinion to configure:

1. Turn off SSID broadcast
2. Enable MAC address filtering
3. Enable WPA2 security (required to do this on router AND pc/notebooks)
 

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Yeah, well, using the sliding chain lock on my front door won't stop a determined intruder, but for some reason I find myself locking it every night before I go to bed. Of course, I also have a double keyed deadbolt and Brinks security with motion and glass breakage sensors, but that stupid little chain lock still gets used...... :)
 

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Yeah, well, using the sliding chain lock on my front door won't stop a determined intruder, but for some reason I find myself locking it every night before I go to bed. Of course, I also have a double keyed deadbolt and Brinks security with motion and glass breakage sensors, but that stupid little chain lock still gets used...... :)
However, your particular paranoia shouldn't extend to common sense solutions for others. ;)
 
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