When you use Heatmiser WiFi Thermostat you might need to forward some ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to Heatmiser WiFi Thermostat.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- The internal IP address of your device.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find the IP Address of Your Router
The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.
We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for Heatmiser WiFi Thermostat
A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. 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.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type your device's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for Heatmiser WiFi Thermostat in the correct boxes in your router.
Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Heatmiser WiFi Thermostat:
List of Routers - Customized for Heatmiser WiFi Thermostat
Forwarding Ports for Heatmiser WiFi Thermostat
The following ports need to be forwarded for Heatmiser WiFi Thermostat:
Heatmiser WiFi Thermostat - PC
- TCP: 80, 8068
That's all it takes to forward your ports for Heatmiser WiFi Thermostat.