The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for GoFlex Home Server are:
GoFlex Home Server - PC
- TCP: 21-22, 80, 443
Forward Ports for GoFlex Home Server
When you use GoFlex Home Server 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 GoFlex Home Server.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:
- Your router's IP address.
- The IP address of your computer.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. 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 GoFlex Home Server
We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. Network Utilities lets you manage port forwards by putting them in when you need them and also removing the ones that you no longer need which maximized network security.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- Start by logging in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Type your computer's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for GoFlex Home Server 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 GoFlex Home Server:
List of Routers - Customized for GoFlex Home Server
That's all it takes to forward your ports for GoFlex Home Server.