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T r y i n g to port forward, seems to block instead of help?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by samuelbrody, Apr 11, 2017.

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  1. samuelbrody

    samuelbrody Thread Starter

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    HI!

    I am not really a techy guy, just to start off, so if you find any solutions to my problems I might need them in as plain English as possible!

    My internet connection is kinda bad, I live in a family of 5 and if even 2 of us are attempting to watch a YouTube video/stream something or play XBOX then it takes forever to load a video and playing games like FIFA and COD, they're just almost un playable and it really ruins my experience:(

    SO, I attempted to rectify it after *when I was watching a YouTube video* someone said about port forwarding, I followed up a guide I found on the internet, and I thought I followed it all great, I input all the relevant information into my SKY broadband page, the Inbound Services and Outbound and all that...

    But now my internet connection still sucks, AND it seems to be blocking me from some websites on my laptop?

    I tried to go back onto the page *which I favourited* to see if I had done anything wrong in the tutorial and it just simply won't let me on to it and other pages!!

    Just wondering if anybody could help me get this all set up and working, as because there are 5 of us in my family, it's kinda important in this techy age haha!!

    Many thanks in advance,

    Samuel Conway

    P.S. I can try and send screenshots of my Command Prompt bit if you need that, just let me know!!
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Port forwarding is not going to change your internet service. You port forward to tell the router to which computer to direct remote access.

    I have no idea what you did. Why not just disable or undo whatever you did?
     
  3. samuelbrody

    samuelbrody Thread Starter

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    What is the point in port forwarding then for gaming, is it just for gaming? I thought it just told your router or whatever to allow more access to stuff thus making it faster and more responsive? idk haha:(

    I'd like to, but I cannot access the website that I followed, so I cannot back track my steps haha!
     
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