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Simple Port Forwarding Free 3.8.5

Take control of your internet connection with this port forwarding configuration tool

by Bob Thornton

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 30 January 2014
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Simple Port Forwarding 3.8.5
Tweak your router's port settings with Simple Port Forwarding

Adding a router to your computer setup provides a quick and easy way to share a single internet connection between multiple computers, but it can also lead to a variety of problems. Computers that are connected directly to the internet make use of various ports when used for online gaming, web browsing, instant messaging, VoIP and other internet activities. When multiple computers are connected to the same router, these ports have to be shared and this can lead to some online tools and program failing to function correctly.

Add to this the fact that most routers include built in firewall that effectively close down certain communication ports, and many people start to run into problems. Port forwarding enables you to open up communication channels, but this is not always easy when using a router's front end.

Simple Port Forwarding, as the name would suggest, has been designed to make the configuration of port forwarding settings as easy as possible. There is built in support for hundreds of different routes, including models from Netgear, D-Link and Linksys.

In just a few easy steps you can use the built in port settings to quickly configure your router to allow a range of programs to access the internet. Should you find that the program you are using is not listed, you can still manually add new entries as required.

The Pro version of the program provides access to an even larger list of pre-defined settings and makes it easy to configure your computer to use a static IP address. Once you have spent time configuring your own computer, you can then share the settings with friends and family if you have purchased the Pro version.

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An impressive tool that makes light work of an area of networking that many people find incredibly tricky.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update ISO (build 1903)

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

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