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i want my router to act like no router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by NerdH8er, Oct 17, 2003.

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  1. NerdH8er

    NerdH8er Thread Starter

    Aug 16, 2003
    i have a linksys BEFSR41 etherfast cable/dsl router and when i download on P2P programs they are slower then if i just plug the modem straight to ethernet card. how can i make this not a problem? and another thing how can i make a server on a game (CS) allow to connect to the internet, for some reason one computer will work and the other wont
    both computers are windows XP
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    I don't do p2p, but I tinkered with Kazza Lite a while back. I suspect it's due to the fact that if you don't open some ports, you have to run in the passive mode, and it may be slower.

    As far as the game, you have one public IP address, and two private IP addresses. Ports can only be forwarded to one machine, so it's pretty difficult to get applications that use fixed ports running on more than one machine behind NAT translation.
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