The following ports need to be forwarded for DIRECTV GenieGO:
DIRECTV GenieGO - PC
- TCP: 8082-8083
Forwarding Ports for DIRECTV GenieGO
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use DIRECTV GenieGO. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to DIRECTV GenieGO.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- Your computer's IP address.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find the IP Address of Your Router
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.
Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for DIRECTV GenieGO
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.
Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The way to forward a port is:
- Start by logging in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Put your computer's IP address in the proper box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for DIRECTV GenieGO in the correct boxes in your router.
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 DIRECTV GenieGO:
List of Routers - Customized for DIRECTV GenieGO
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for DIRECTV GenieGO.