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Port triggering vs. Port fowarding?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by sNNooPY, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. sNNooPY

    sNNooPY LI Guru Member


    What's the difference between port forwarding and port triggering? Does port triggering mean that the port is closed by default, but when the selected application triggers it (for example, I start downloading with uTorrent),the port opens, and when the application closes, the port closes too?
  2. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member


    Port forwarding requires the IP address of the PC server what port triggering doesn't !

    When several PC require to open the same port (alternatively), or one PC doesn't have a static IP address, the only solution is to use the port triggering.

    UPnP is an other way to open a port without any setting into the router, but not recommended because not secure...

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