Solved is port forward recommended for internet cafe

October 10, 2011 at 14:45:19
Specs: Windows 7
here is my situation,I have 30 unit computers and I want to increase the speed of my internet,I recently found out that port forward can help me with this but it has a rule it says here that "Port Forwarding rules will only work for one computer at a time! "
reference site: http://netforbeginners.about.com/gi...

so my question is,can i port forward two or more computers with the same program port at the same time?for e.a computer 1 is port forward to world of war craft and computer 2 also,and they are using the game at the same time,please help me I'm not that good at network and I know I'm in the right site,Thank you so much for those who can help me.


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October 13, 2011 at 09:45:21
I can guarantee it will cost more.....LOL........but it is most definitely the only way to increase your bandwidth.

If you have more than one internet service provider (ISP) in your area, I'd call every one of them and get quotes on the packages they offer and compare before choosing. You will also want to check for customer reviews before making a final choice.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***



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October 11, 2011 at 06:53:16
first the misconceptions: port forwarding does not increase your internet speed.

a commercial router with professional setup can open all the ports to everyone.

SOHO routers don't have that ability which forces you to change the listening port for the game on each pc.

http://us.blizzard.com/support/arti...

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#2
October 11, 2011 at 07:14:46
As wanderer said, a port forward can't increase network bandwidth (speed is completely the wrong term)

I had a quick look at your link and I didn't see anything on that page alluding to increased bandwidth via a port forward so I don't know where you got that idea, but it's wrong.

The only way to increase bandwidth is to contact your ISP and make a deal with them on a higher bandwidth package than what you already have.

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October 11, 2011 at 07:46:17
Thank you very much for you help guys,I don't know where I get that Idea >_< lol, anyway thanks a lot wanderer and curt r your the best!

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#4
October 11, 2011 at 09:45:34
LOL - no worries, we all get messed up from time to time!

Call your ISP and ask if they have any higher bandwidth packages available in your area. If they do, ask what each costs. You might also check with some other ISP's in your area (if you have more than one) and compare packages with them as well before deciding anything.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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#5
October 11, 2011 at 10:08:20
Curt R I salute you thanks for the suggestions,maybe I have to do some research first before concluding something hehe anyways thanks for the help again.

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#6
October 13, 2011 at 04:40:06
curt R, can I ask you a question?

it is possible to increase the speed of a game specially online games through port forward?
I mean if it is possible to have a smooth game on online games when you port forward their ports?


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#7
October 13, 2011 at 06:51:43
port forwarding does not make a game play smoother. that again comes back to bandwidth.

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#8
October 13, 2011 at 07:01:07
ah so I see,Thanks for the information wanderer,I'll ask you later if I have some questions again, hehe lol Thanks

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#9
October 13, 2011 at 08:13:00
Just to add to what wanderer said, a port forward for gaming would only be necessary if you're running a game server behind a firewall.

If you're running the client software connecting to a remote server, a port forward wouldn't even come into play, even if you configured one.

A port forward just tells the firewall to listen for connections on a specific port and if/when it gets one, to send that traffic to a particular internal address (computer). So what happens is, it takes a remote connection to trigger a port forward. In the case of you running a game and connecting to a remote game server, your firewall never gets hit with a connection request on that port so the forward doesn't activate.

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#10
October 13, 2011 at 09:00:25
ah,so I understand now,well port forwarding was a bad idea after all(in my situation)maybe I'll rather ask my ISP to increase my bandwidth (It will cost a lot for sure)hehe thanks anyway.

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October 13, 2011 at 09:45:21
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I can guarantee it will cost more.....LOL........but it is most definitely the only way to increase your bandwidth.

If you have more than one internet service provider (ISP) in your area, I'd call every one of them and get quotes on the packages they offer and compare before choosing. You will also want to check for customer reviews before making a final choice.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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