Forward Ports on Your Router for BitTorrent

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May 12, 2022 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for BitTorrent:

BitTorrent - PC

  • TCP: User configured
  • UDP:

Setting Up a Port Forward for BitTorrent

You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use BitTorrent. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to BitTorrent.

Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. A port forward can overcome this limitation.

Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port

Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:

Find the IP Address of Your Router

You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.

You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.

Setting Up a Port Forward for BitTorrent

We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. Our Network Utilities software allows you to add port forwards and also remove them when you no longer need them to maximize your network security.

Alternatively you can do it by hand. The process for forwarding a port is:

You probably will need to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for BitTorrent:

List of Routers - Customized for BitTorrent

That is the process required to forward ports in your router for BitTorrent.

Use a VPN When you Torrent

Are you using a VPN with your torrent client? If not, you really should be. A VPN solves many of the issues surrounding torrents, including:

We use and recommend Private Internet Access because it is fast, secure, and highly reliable.

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With Private Internet Access you get full speed access to your torrent downloads because they offer a free port forwarding option that you can point at your torrent download client. For more help see How To Port Forward with Private Internet Access.

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