NAT and Port Forwading

  biteblue 19:20 23 Jun 2006

I use BitTorrent as well as MSN Messenger and will want to play onlie games. For MSN to work properly i'vr had to forward the ports on my SparkCom router. The router will only allow me to forward 20 ports and i've already forwarded 17. For internet games i will need to forward more. Does anyone know a way to forward more ports?


  ade.h 19:21 23 Jun 2006

If that's the limit, then that's the limit. I suggest you turn off the firewall.

  biteblue 19:25 23 Jun 2006

Even if i do turn of the firewall it still requires me to forward the ports for some reason. Is it anything to do with the firewall?

  ade.h 19:34 23 Jun 2006

Port forwarding is firewall-controlled. If I turn off the the firewall in my router (and others that I have used) port-forwarding goes with it. However, SparkCom is a comparatively obscure brand that I have never encountered.

  NattyFido 02:01 04 Jul 2006

I have a eTec PTI-845 DSL modem/router and I'm connected to Wanadoo/Orange Broadband. I have been through all the options in the modem and have set up port forwarding on all the ports I need to play my favourite games, even though most of them worked okay without port forwarding. I would like to host games, which is why I set up port forwarding. I still cannot host games, and I cannot play CFS 1 online at all. Someone on GameSpy said I should set up IP Passthrough as well, but I cannot find any mention of it in the modems options. Is it possible that it could be called something else. I don't really want to use DMZ. The manual that came with the modem only gives basic info to get connected, and the CD manual doesn't mention IP passthrough. I believe I have a static IP, but how do I check, restart the modem? The games I want to play and host are:
Toca Race Driver 2 - can play, can't host
CFS 1 - can't play or host
Jedi Knight 2 and Jedi Academy - can play, can't host
Please can someone give me some advice?
Thank you.

  ade.h 12:35 04 Jul 2006

Please do not hijack another person's thread. Please read the forum guide.

  NattyFido 19:47 04 Jul 2006

Sorry, didn't realise. I'm a noob!

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