If you want to improve your gaming experience on Spectrum, one of the best things you can do is port forward.
In this article, our seasoned gamers show you how to port forward on Spectrum for a seamless and uninterrupted gameplay.
How to Port Forward on Spectrum
As with all routers, Spectrum has a built-in NAT (Network Address Translation) firewall that allows or stops network traffic.
For your apps to work, they need to communicate to their servers on the internet. But the problem of a strict firewall can be solved by turning on ports on a Spectrum router.
To port forward on Spectrum, you’ll need a device with a static IP address and the application’s ports.
Static IP  makes sure that even if the router restarts, external networks can still communicate to the right device. First, you need to give your device a static IP address.
Open the settings on your device and look for the MAC address (LAN or wireless, according to your choice).
The next step is to forward the ports. Search for the application’s ports online and write them down.