This must be something up with just the ACSMR model.. as the regular CGN3 port 80 works fine.
If you dont need the AC, going down to the regular CGN3 may be an option.
BEST option overall, would be to put the modem in bridged mode, and using a GOOD 3rd party one.. which would allow it no issues, and have much better OTHER configuation options.
I forgot to mention it in the original post, but I have the proper exceptions set up:
I also have tried disabling the firewall completely, as you said, and it still did not work. I even tried setting my computer as the DMZ host. This issue is very frustrating, because port forwarding worked just fine on my CGN3ROG. I upgraded because I was having signal problems in the far parts of my house. That issue has been solved, but now another has arisen. Thank you for the response though, I appreciate it. I might just do as others have said and get a cheap third party router and set this one into bridge mode, if I can't get this issue resolved.
Food for thought if you're going down the road of buying a router, don't go ultra cheap as that can cause just as many headaches. Look for something with external antenna and gigabit WAN and LAN ports. Also consider something with 802.11ac capability such as the Asus RT-AC55U. I'd personally recommend something like the RT-AC66U or RT-AC68U.
i tried internally with the local IP address to make sure port is open and minecraft server is working - all worked well.
when trying from remote network with the public IP and the same port being forwarded, it doesn't work...
I have a local static address set (not reserved DHCP)...
We used to have a router that was hitron technology, and it wouldnt let me portforward, I swear I did everything perfect to portforward a game called Minecraft. It didnt work . Now, We got a new router, and I did everything in order for the portforward to work , i portforwarded the port 25565, and its not working! I literally did everything, I've portforwarded before so I know what its all about, what can I do? -_-
The IP of the device to forward to, is static? (doesnt change)
How are you trying to check that its working or not?
Are you trying to connect to the EXTERNAL IP address from a computer inside your network?
These dont support 'loopback' and would have to test from an external machine from your own network.
Hi, I have a hitron CGN3ACSMR. Everytime I try to port forward, I get kicked out of the page. then when I put the ip adress in, it says page not found. Then I have to unplug the modem just to get back on the page. Any suggestions?