WAN Setup – DMZ Server explained
Essentially the DMZ (D
one) Server function is designed to bypass many of your Sky Hub's functions, such as the firewall. You should only change this if you are confident about what you are doing and understand the potential issue.
The DMZ Server function is typically used by people who have their own network server which will control the access to the Internet, for those who are using their own Cable router or by those with a games machine that is having issues with port forwarding.
Essentially this opens all the ports to and from the Internet and directs any unknown traffic directly to the specified IP
Good practise suggests that you should never use this function for an unprotected device.
For more detailed information please visit Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMZ_(computing)
Whilst many people suggest placing a Games machine's IP
Address in the DMZ Server settings, I would suggest that you first try to configure the port forwarding. For some common issues, please see the dedicated section in the forum: http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/gaming-sky/
For information on setting up a Cable router with the Sky Hub, please see the guide in the thread linked below: http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/askin...nk-dir613.html