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G-Stress

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I'm not a gamer, but am curious about the best configuration on a standard home network with all 3 consoles or more connected to the internet for gameplay?

There is always the DMZ, but most standard store bought router's only support 1 DMZ server. So how should one configure a wireless router for optimum gameplay without forwarding specific ports for each game to the console?

To my understanding it's best to put a single console in the DMZ so gameplay doesn't have to be filtered before it hits the console. Is there a better way?

I have friends with similar setups so I'm curious in case I decide to get a ps3, xbox, wii or all 3.
 
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I have always just allowed Universal Plug and Play UPnP. Basically it allows the individual consoles (and programs on your computer) contact the router and set up the ports it needs to forward. Otherwise you will need to go through the process of setting up a static ip for all the consoles and forward each port that you need to the correct ip.
 

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I see, I didn't know it did that for gaming console systems. I've heard it's very, very bad to have enabled though, very vulnerable to exploits.
 
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It is true that if a potentially harmful program can get access to the router that it can open up the ports it needs, but that is why you need a decent firewall on your computer as well. That is the first line of defense.

If you want to do everything manually, you can probably forward ports <insert console here>
 
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