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Discussion in 'Networking' started by Rayanabdo123, Aug 3, 2018.

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  1. Rayanabdo123

    Rayanabdo123 Thread Starter

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    Hello, im trying to port forward to lower my ping, when i go to my isp login and go to port forwarding i see LAN port and WAN port, and under each one a begin and end, if i want to forward port 80 for example, where do i insert the 80, in the begin only or in the begin and end? Also, when i insert it in begin and end, i get the message 'port reserved'.

    And if there is a port with two numbers with a dash between them, what do i do? Keep in mind if i leave a blank place it says 'numerals only'.
     
  2. zx10guy

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    Where did you get the idea using port forwarding has an effect on latency? Because there is no correlation. If anything, you have the potential of slowing the performance of your router.
     
  3. Rayanabdo123

    Rayanabdo123 Thread Starter

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    Hey,i actually figured out how to open these ports and my ping dropped from 100ms to 70ms believe it or not, but you are right, i feel that the performance of my router has dropped, pages are taking longer to load. I can keep the ports closed and then open them when im gaming to solves this problem tho.
     
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    Whatever happened to lower your latency was not due to the port forwarding configuration. Latency can fluctuate for a variety of reasons. I can say with 100% certainty it was not due to the port forward rules. You only use port forwarding when you need to expose a computer and a service port on that computer to the Internet. Because your gaming software operated fine before these port forward rules went into effect, you've now created an unnecessary hole in your firewall that is now a security risk.
     
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