What is Port Triggering Initiator?
When you use port triggering on your router a connection attempt must be made from your computer to an address on the trigger port. When your router detects the connection attempt your router then turns on the ports, thus you have port triggering, a on/off switch for port forwarding.
Well the problem comes if you are using port trigging for a program that doesn't make a connection attempt, such as say a ftp server or hosting a game. If a connection is never detected the router never enables the ports.
Well that's what Port Triggering Initiator is designed for. You enter the triggering port to make a connection on and give it a address outside your network. Any address will do even if the connection fails its the attempt that triggers the ports.
Some quick notes:
- The program doesn't need any information about your router.
- The 'Local IP To Connect With' is your local IP, if you have more than one IP on your system it will be detected there.
- The triggering address can be any site or IP you like as long as it is a real address.
- When setting up a triggering port in your router make sure to use a port that isn't being used on your system. The program has to use that triggering port to make the connection and if it is already in use it can't make the connection.
- Triggering ports can be anything you like from 1 - 65535, the triggering port is just a 'on' switch.