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Ok can someone please help me? Im looking to speed up my internet by port forwardimg and I dont understand how it works? Do I open ports for every game I playor do I open ports for my router? I know I dont really have a clue what im on about but I feel as if im missimg out.
Thanks in advance.
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All I can tell you is that port forwarding doesn't speed up your Internet, so whatever silly goose led you to that impression should not be trusted in the future smile.gif
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You ISP controls the speed of your connection.
Forwarding ports will not speed it up


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Originally Posted by tompsonn View Post

All I can tell you is that port forwarding doesn't speed up your Internet, so whatever silly goose led you to that impression should not be trusted in the future smile.gif
Ok that sorce has just been battered and raped. So what exacly does it do then? And do I port forward each and every game I play?
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Port forwarding for gaming is usually just used when you are setting up a server from your home network so you can get your friends and their computers to connect to your network. It's basically just used to allow people from other sources to connect to your internet through their internet which may sound weird. But you do not need to set it up when you are playing games just if you are setting up a server.
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