Asking the ISP for help port forwarding would be like asking a bank for the combination to their safe, they will assume I have illegal intentions. In the EU torrenting is a no-no. As it is I have to run all my P2P thru a vpn. That works fine, but I am limited to public trackers as without a port open I can't seed to private trackers. I want to be connectable to these private trackers
Get a separate router and connect everything to that instead. Then you can do a 1 to 1 NAT to the ip address of that router. This would allow you to do the port forwarding
I have a Solwise 3GWIFIMRD WLAN desktop server router in the closet. Will that work?
Are you saying to use NAT 1 to 1 to connect my old router to the new router, then setup the open port on the old router, then connect my devices to the old router? And that will allow my traffic on the opened port of my old router thru the new router?
You could do a 1 to 1 NAT to a computer on your network, but then that would be the only computer you could do the port forwarding to and you would need to make sure you have a good solid firewall on it because it will be like leaving your computer unprotected on a public IP if you dont
That sounds easier.
I have a Dell tower running Manjaro (Arch) Linux with UFW firewall I can dedicate to P2P activities, that should be safe enough, and there is nothing else on there besides music and movies that are safely backed up if it was to be compromised. So nothing to lose there.
If I do the 1 to 1 NAT to this tower using an ethernet connection to my router, will my other devices still be able to simultaneously connect to the internet wifi from the router, (those won't need the port forwarding) ?
Thanks for the advice so far...