Forwarding ports

Discussion in 'Wii - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection' started by Luriden, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Luriden
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    My Wii can connect to the internet just fine, but I experience quite a bit of lag while playing online (as others do as well, according to some other posts I've read here.) I know Xbox 360 has a feature that shows you whether your ports are open or not, and when you forward the ports used by Xbox Live, the network quality increases dramatically. If I forward the right ports for the Wii in my router's setup, would that help at all? I know it'll still be laggy as Nintendo's servers suck, but at this point it's damn near unplayable (and yes, I play with people in my region.)
     
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    Just give it a try and let us know if it helps.
     
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    What is the Wii's port number?
     
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    I haven't had a chance to tried it out yet so not sure if it works. I'll give it a shot later.
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the info.

    I will try it out when we get back from dinner >.>
     
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    Anyone BT Home Hub owners know how to do this, or know how to do port forwarding at all?
     
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    Ok I configured my router ports and added all the destinations like mentioned above in that one post.

    I will try and play on WiFi tomorrow and see if it enhanced more.
     
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    Did it help at all?
     
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    Oh wow o.o,

    I totally forgot to update you guys, SORRY.

    I really haven't noticed any difference.

    I mean, even before I forwarded the ports, my WiFi wasn't lagging at all. I just did this so I can get better connectivity.

    But I mean, I'm sure it would make a difference.

    Go ahead and try it. It doesn't mess anything up.
     
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    Can't believe it uses so many ports. My connectivity is pretty good though, so I'm not sure if I'm going to open all those in my router. I'll keep it in my mind if I ever run into problems.
     
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    Thanks for testing that. I've been pretty occupied lately so I didn't have a chance to try it out myself.

    I'll take your word for it though. SSBB is really the only game that gives me any lag issues, Mario Kart Wii runs flawlessly. I'm sure it's a server issue and not involving my router.
     
  12. Brian117

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    Actually >.>,

    After forwarding the ports,

    Mario Kart is STILL lagging for me.

    You know when you can watch the race LIVE? And you can view other people racing etc,

    Well, my screen shows them falling off a cliff, but then switches back to them on the road. Basically lag.

    So I honestly don't know if it worked or not, D: