Trouble with port forwarding on the Westell 7500 router/gateway device

I recently switched from Comcast Cable Internet to Centurylink DSL in order to save money on Internet access. With the change came the Westell 7500 DSL modem/router/gateway device. As it turns out, this device has a rather ridiculous problem: the port forwarding doesn’t seem to work. When you click on the Enable button in the web-based configuration to forward a particular type of traffic, all you get is a blank page with no prompts to complete the process. After an hour or two of frustration, I found an easy workaround that allows you to forward ports with the Westell 7500 beast. Click on the video for the process.