The following ports need to be forwarded for GeeXboX:
GeeXboX - Default
- TCP: 1084, 1131, 1308, 8080, 9090
- UDP: 1900, 9777, 12374
Forwarding Ports for GeeXboX
When you use GeeXboX you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to GeeXboX.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.
Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- Your router's IP address.
- Your media server's internal IP address.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find Your Router's IP Address
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
Setting Up a Port Forward for GeeXboX
We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. Our Network Utilities software allows you to add port forwards and also remove them when you no longer need them to maximize your network security.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The process for forwarding a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Put your media server's IP address in the proper box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for GeeXboX in the corresponding 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 GeeXboX:
List of Routers - Customized for GeeXboX
That's all it takes to forward your ports for GeeXboX.