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. Learn more.