How to Create a Port Forward in Your Router for FaceTime

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July 22, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 1 minutes

The following ports need to be forwarded for FaceTime:

FaceTime - PC

  • TCP: 80, 443, 5223
  • UDP: 3478-3497, 16384-16387, 16393-16402

Forward Ports for FaceTime

You may need to forward ports in your router when you use FaceTime. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to FaceTime.

By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.

Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port

Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:

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.

Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.

How To Set Up Port Forwarding for FaceTime

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 process for forwarding a port is:

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 FaceTime:

List of Routers - Customized for FaceTime

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

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