So, I bought another one (the first one was returned to Best Buy) from Amazon. I like Amazon, because they will let you return anything, no questions asked.
Plugged it in, and within about 4 minutes the network was set up, all third party devices were configured, and I had (I think) fully functioning NAT. I spent a week pulling my hair out on that last one just trying to get through that router from the outside. I guess the problem really was the device.
So odd that everything about the router would work perfectly except for the ability to have connections from the outside. That just seems so software based.
They've got a lot better with the base software. I highly recommend them now, didn't for quite a number of years, the configurability of the software in the router wasn't up to par until about 3 years ago or so. They have great range too.
The only thing confusing is that their DMZ is called Default Host, took me a bit to figure that one out the first time.
Edit - My only gripe is having to restart the base station for every little setting change. You can make a lot of changes and then restart once, but if you only change one setting you have to restart too. There isn't one setting that doesn't need a restart if you change it. Some routers are better than others, but on all others there are only a few settings that need a restart, and the restart takes less than 30 seconds, the Airports take a couple of minutes.
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