Port forwarding is very important, especially when you want to play online games, and a router provides your Internet connection. The web server connection usually needs a specific port on your computer. The router has to be configured to forward the traffic from the server to that specific port.
To solve this problem, a procedure known as port forwarding is performed. The router is configured using its web-based configuration interface, and the ports are forwarded manually.
However, novice users will find this task very complex. To help them out, Simple Port Forwarding has been created. This program can forward the ports automatically. You don’t need to be a tech whiz.
The program does not interact directly with the router on the firmware router. Instead, it uses web pages to perform the changes (similar to the manual process you would take to configure the router). It makes the program safe and reliable.
The program automates the complex task of forwarding ports. Its database contains thousands of router manufacturers and models, so chances are high that your router will be found. In addition, the database contains a huge number of games, and applications automatically select any of them to forward the correct ports. You can view more information about your router and then choose which application is forwarded to which IP.
Using the built-in testing tool, you can test to see if the ports are correctly forwarded. You can specify the start and end ports, the type of ports (TCP or UDP), and the number of ports to be opened.
You choose these basic settings from a drop-down menu in most cases. If everything is OK, all you have to do is select to forward the ports. The tool takes care of everything else in a matter of seconds.
We find the simple and clean interface of Simple Port Forwarding more appeasing to novice users than the ones on SPI Port Forward or UPnP PortMapper. The necessary features are all there and the huge database of router models and applications is great. Remember that you may need to reboot the router for the changes to take effect in some instances.
The program managed to forward the ports correctly in each one of our tests. That is why we recommend it to any novice PC user who needs to quickly and painlessly forward some ports.