The following ports need to be forwarded for Calibre Content Server:
Calibre Content Server - PC
- TCP: 8080
- UDP: 8080
Forward Ports for Calibre Content Server
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use Calibre Content Server. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to Calibre Content Server.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:
- The IP address of your router.
- Your computer's IP address.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.
We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.
How To Forward Ports for Calibre Content Server
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type your computer's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for Calibre Content Server in the correct boxes in your router.
Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Calibre Content Server:
List of Routers - Customized for Calibre Content Server
That is the process required to forward ports in your router for Calibre Content Server.