Opening DMZ & windows firewall

I have a problem, and I'm wondering how I'd fix it. My router only allows 10 ports to be forwarded, and I require more than that for the games that I play. How unsafe would it be to open DMZ to my computer, so that I could allow the ports through Windows Firewall, and block everything else? Or is there a more secure, preferably free, firewall I should use to do that? Thank you!
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More about opening windows firewall
  1. Smoothwall or IPCop
  2. Well Dmz allows you to run a computer past the hardware firewall of a router, so it will leave all or any open port address of the programs running connecting to the internet.
    IP: flooding, open port scanning ect, open to all sorts of little Malicious critters who like to hack Pc`s. Its not recommended by far if you keep any sensitve data on the computer, bank details ect or alike, or stuff you may use from home to work. It may also alow people to inject viruses onto the system, and steal or download things from your Pc. and passwords.
  3. If you turn on DMZ, be sure to flip the Windows Firewall configuration to Public.
  4. liltwix said:
    I have a problem, and I'm wondering how I'd fix it. My router only allows 10 ports to be forwarded, and I require more than that for the games that I play. How unsafe would it be to open DMZ to my computer, so that I could allow the ports through Windows Firewall, and block everything else? Or is there a more secure, preferably free, firewall I should use to do that? Thank you!


    Does your router not support uPnP?
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