The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for a HP MediaSmart Server EX495 device are:
HP MediaSmart Server EX495 - PC
- TCP: 80, 139, 443, 445, 1138, 2869, 3389, 4125, 8912, 55000, 56000
- UDP: 137-138, 1900, 8912, 10243, 10280-10284
Forwarding Ports for a HP MediaSmart Server EX495 device
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use a HP MediaSmart Server EX495 device. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to a HP MediaSmart Server EX495 device.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- Your router's IP address.
- Your NAS's IP address.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
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. 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.
Setting Up a Port Forward for a HP MediaSmart Server EX495 device
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The process for forwarding a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type your NAS's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for a HP MediaSmart Server EX495 device 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 a HP MediaSmart Server EX495 device:
List of Routers - Customized for HP MediaSmart Server EX495
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for a HP MediaSmart Server EX495 device.