I have opened some ports on my router for things like Remote Desktop and FTP to transfer files, but what is the advantage to opening a port for gaming? I am not a gamer but just curious as to what would be the need to do this? Lets say I am playing Call of Duty (whatever the latest version is) online with some friends. If I were to point a port number to that gaming console's IP address does the gaming experience just explode into this awesome thing or what? Does it become faster or better and how? I mean it is already connected to the WIFI or Ethernet (wired). Thanks, P.S. Sorry for being old!!! LOL!