[ubuntu-uk] off topic (apologies)

Norman Silverstone norman at littletank.org
Mon Oct 8 13:44:39 UTC 2012


> When you say it is by wireless do you mean that you are effectively
> sharing a wifi link with others, or is more sophisticated than that?
> If you are sharing a wifi link then it is the wifi base station that
> would have to have the port opened to your machine.

There is an antenna fixed to my house which I am told receives a 
wireless signal.
> If it is not shared wifi then can you give us more details of how it
> works?  Who is the supplier?

According to 'whatismyipaddress' the ISP is Virgin Media and the 
Organization is Telecoms Facilities Limited who fixed the installation 
and to whom I pay a monthly fee.
> They may be alternatives to achieve what you want to without opening
> ports.  What do you need the ports opened for?

I want to open ports for remote access and to play games with my friends 
particularly Bridge Baron.


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