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Windows 7: Disabling router Firewall instead of port forwarding?

09 Aug 2011   #1
brodiewf

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Disabling router Firewall instead of port forwarding?

I have a Linksys WRT160N v2 and i play a lot of games, and enjoy hosting games. however there are too many ports to forward. I was wondering that if i turned off my routers firewall would this eliminate me having to port forward? and if i could do that how would i. I know how to access my router so you can give instructions form that point of if you would like. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You


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09 Aug 2011   #2
richyrichuk

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

i wouldnt say disabling it is a good idea
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09 Aug 2011   #3
brodiewf

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

yes i know but i have enough security, i just need to know would disabling it prevent me from having to port forward?
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09 Aug 2011   #4
Hikertrash

Windows 7 Professional 32bit Sp1
 
 

I think you can set it to Plug and Play and it will automatically port forward.
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09 Aug 2011   #5
brodiewf

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

how would i do this
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09 Aug 2011   #6
Hikertrash

Windows 7 Professional 32bit Sp1
 
 

you need to configure your router 192.168.1.1 in the address bar, no user name, password is usually admin for Linksys. Look around see if there's a help page
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09 Aug 2011   #7
brodiewf

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

my router is configured like that but where would i turn on plus and play
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10 Aug 2011   #8
brodiewf

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

does anyone have any ideas? or can help me?
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12 Aug 2011   #9
richyrichuk

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

check your RSP/manual
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12 Aug 2011   #10
brodiewf

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

i dont have one
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