playing online games thru a router?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by fitfella29, Aug 4, 2002.

  1. fitfella29

    fitfella29 Guest

    ive heard that trying to play online games thru a network with a router is pretty hard.if i deactivate the nat firewall will this make it possible to play games as i normally would?
  2. Timeo27

    Timeo27 Guest

    Not sure where you heard that, but I've never had trouble with my Dlink router, and none of my friends that have other routers have ever had any problems either. From the day I've plugged it in, I haven't had to do anything special like proxies or setting things up for a firewall, etc. I've used WinMX and all sorts of multiplayer games just fine.
  3. eNuffSaid

    eNuffSaid Guest

    I am a very satisfied Linksys customer and have no problems playing games online thru the router.

    Willem Moolenaar
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    If you turn off NAT you can only have one computer connected. Kind of negates the point with a router.
  5. 24Seven

    24Seven Guest

    If you are having trouble playing online games with your router, just forward the ports which the specific games require to the IP of the computer you wish to play them on.