The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for BT Homesafe are:
BT Homesafe - PC
- TCP: 80
- UDP: 80
Forward Ports for BT Homesafe
When you use BT Homesafe you might need to forward some ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to BT Homesafe.
Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- Your computer's IP address.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
How to Locate Your Router's IP Address
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
Forwarding a Port for BT Homesafe
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. With Network Utilities, you can easily forward ports and also un-forward ports quickly so that you can keep your network up to date with the ports that you need forwarded and maximize your network security.
Alternatively you can do it by hand. The way to forward a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type your computer's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for BT Homesafe in the correct boxes in your router.
Frequently you have 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 BT Homesafe:
List of Routers - Customized for BT Homesafe
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for BT Homesafe.