I have a Verizon DSL connection. I am new to being the one who has to maintain the net. We have the Verizon modem and plugged into it is a belkin router. I did not alter the configuration on either of the devices. We get a net connection, though I have issues joining any form of online game. Some refuse to connect, others are slow.
I have read that perhaps I need to use the modem in "bridge mode" to the wireless router? Would that fix my issues? Or do I just have to open ports or something similar. I really have no clue what could be the problem. Could someone advice me how to get this working?
Also some examples of symptoms. I am unable to traceroute past so many steps, Urban Terror says my ping is around 50ms but the game is very very laggy. Battle.net (through wine) will connect at my friends house, but not at my internet, it just crashes. Now any gamespy game I try to join says game session is no longer available.