I'm not an expert with routers or wireless connections.
But with a router, the PC Operating System itself, and (possibly?) the D-link wireless, you could have 3 sets of firewalls for the connection to navigate through.
So I would investigate the firewalls of each first; eg what firewall does the PC have? Is it blocking the connection to the game?
What about the router firewall? Is that what you mean by a NAT? If so, then you probably know more than me.
What about the wireless encryption safeguards?
As you say that it is not up to you about the routers, are you an Adminitrator on this machine? If not, then you need to contact/speak to the Administrator.
Like I said, not much help.
But if I need your maths skills, I will be round like a flash!
I want very desperately to play Age of Empires online again. The game simply won't launch from zone.com ... the application starts to setup a game, and then "failed to join game".
Between myself and the internet are a cable modem, a linksys router, a D-link wireless, and then my computer, in that order (no, unfortunately I can't get rid of one of the routers, its not up to me). Regardless of anything else I've tried, I've always read that putting something in the DMZ was an instant (if ill advised) fix to these types of problems, so that's the last thing I tried: I put the D-link in the DMZ of the linksys, and myself in the DMZ of the D-link. Of course it didn't work.
Some other observations/questions:
-- I'm definitely behind a NAT, my public/private IP'a are different.
-- even when I did the DMZ thing, my public/private IP were still different..
-- even if the right ports are open, in order to connect to a game, don't I need my public/private IP's to be the same? Age of Empires says that my IP is my private IP, 192, so might other computers be looking for me as my private IP instead of my public?
-- Even if I do everything right, is it possible that my ISP has some other NAT nonsense going on their end that I can't overcome?
It would be nice to have some way of knowing that I actually succeeded in putting myself in the DMZ. Like I said, my public IP stayed the same (is it supposed to?) and I really couldn't tell if anything was different. So is it possible that I haven't even successfully DM'd myself? How do I know?
I'm really dumb. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. And if you have any math questions I can probably help you with those. But you probably don't have any math questions. I just thought I'd be polite and offer.