How to Open a Port in Your Router for DualDesk

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

DualDesk - PC

  • TCP: 5500
  • UDP:

Forward Ports for DualDesk

When you use DualDesk you might need to forward some ports in your router. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to DualDesk.

By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. By forwarding ports you can work around 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

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.

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

How To Set Up Port Forwarding for DualDesk

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. 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.

Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:

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 DualDesk:

List of Routers - Customized for DualDesk

Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for DualDesk.

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