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Windows 7: Out of Port Forwarding Slots

03 Jun 2010   #1
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Out of Port Forwarding Slots

is there any way to get more port forward slots on my routers settings?

10 slots is the max as far as i can see, any way to increase this number?

i have a linksys WRT54G2




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03 Jun 2010   #2
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Using the set-up you have there - I can see that by using a port range you can gain a few extra slots but only one there has consecutive ports so that you will end up opening some ports that you do not need to open

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One other way would be to place the PC into the DMZ (opening all ports) and then using a good software firewall to control port status
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03 Jun 2010   #3
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Not without using a third party program. My Dlink DIR 655 has 24 slots for port forwarding.
what kind of a third party app? or is it not recommended to use such a program
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04 Jun 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monster528 View Post
is there any way to get more port forward slots on my routers settings?

10 slots is the max as far as i can see, any way to increase this number?

i have a linksys WRT54G2
These simple changes will give you 3 extra slots:

Change: PS3D to: 3478 to 3658
Delete: PS3E and PS3F

Change: BF21 to: 18121 to 18126
Delete: BF22
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04 Jun 2010   #5
monster528

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

i found a good solution for now, i just opened all ports on my PS3. i thought if i opened DMZ it would open all ports on all devices, but it only lets it open all ports on a single device which is good in my case.

i think for now it will suffice, PS3 is all i play anyway

thanks for all the feedback guys
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