So I'm attempting to play an online game with my two children and I've been experiencing some latency issues as have they. I wanted to setup Port Triggering as I've noticed when attempting to do the Port Forwarding it's only opening the ports for my computer's IP address instead of any/all devices connected to the router.
I have the Cisco DPC3941T which is the Xfinity version. One of the ports to be opened is TCP 7000. I've put 7000 in both Trigger and Target Ports and it says conflicting. I did read that the Trigger and Target Ports need to be different but I don't understand then how to setup Port Triggering with the one port number which is 7000. So what should my Trigger Port be? 7000? And then what should the Target Port be?
Ok, but from what I read port triggering is more secure. Also port triggering I heard is for any computer on the network that access the ports whereas Port Forwarding is only for the computer's IP address that I entered when setting it up.
Port Triggering I read is more secure because the ports you chose to open only open when accessed by a computer on the network, while Port Forwarding once you open the ports they are always open to incoming and outgoing traffic.