The following ports need to be forwarded for DC++:
DC++ - PC
- TCP: User configured
- UDP: User configured
Forwarding Ports for DC++
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use DC++. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to DC++.
Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:
- The IP address of your router.
- The internal IP address of your download client.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
How to Locate Your Router's IP Address
To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.
Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.
Setting Up a Port Forward for DC++
We have Network Utilities software that can 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 normal process for forwarding a port is:
- Start by logging in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type your download client'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 DC++ 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 DC++:
List of Routers - Customized for DC++
That is the process required to forward ports in your router for DC++.