This will be the most important thread in the PTCL section of this Forum.
ok the thread is about Port forwarding.
peoples i heard there are is a big advantage of port forwarding regarding to the connection speed. if u forward ports for the desired software then you sould experince good downloads on it.
but i wanna know if there is any disadvantage of forwarding ports????
i have windows xp original, and offourse the father of security Norton Anitvirus 2009 with built in Firewall installed.
now i explain what i wanna do.
i wanna use ARES p2p. i want to forward ports for it both the TCP and UDP.
when i forward the ports the software runs fine and my downloads get super speeds. but after some hours my modem get re started and it fails to sync again.
my net is totally disconnected.
then after that i goto my modem settings page and block that ARES p2p port then re start my modem and internet get connected.
what is that happening???????????????????
is it becos of port forwarding
remember i selecet a random port of my choice.
what is that all? and why ISP blocks ports?
and if i unblock them thorugh my DSL modem then what advantages and disadvantages i may experience?????
plz some one explains all this in detail ?????????