I have Hughes Satellite internet (Galaxy broadband in Canada). My modem is acting like a router. When I called Galaxy they said it was not a router and couldn't help me. I would like to get it to stop acting like a router but don't know how. Would appreciate help. Thanks. An alternative would be to put in page forwarding but since my modem is supposedly not a router, I don't think I can do that.
Satellite broadband receivers are not routers, they're mostly just a radio receiver that converts the radio signals from the satellite to computer data signals.
Most satellite ISPs provide you with what's known as a "Private IP address" over the radio link, which means there's a router AT the ISPs location which blocks all ports. That means that unless you can convice the ISP to open the ports you need, there's no way to do any "port forwarding" since the ports are blocked before they ever get to you.
Here's how to check whether your ISP is like that:
Click the Windows START button, then click on RUN.
In the box that pops up, type CMD then click on OK.
In the DOS window that opens, type IPCONFIG and press Enter.
On the report that scrolls up, the number in the line that says IP Address is the IP Address of your computer.
If that number starts with 10 or 176 or 192 it means you're "behind a router" at the ISP.