The ports that need to be forwarded for Http File Server-HFS are listed here:
Http File Server-HFS - PC
- TCP: User configured
Set Up a Port Forward for Http File Server-HFS
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use Http File Server-HFS. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to Http File Server-HFS.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:
- The IP address of your router.
- Your computer's internal IP address.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
How to Locate Your Router's IP Address
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for Http File Server-HFS
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.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The process for forwarding a port is:
- Start by logging in to your router.
- Locate the section in your router that deals with port forwarding.
- Type your computer's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for Http File Server-HFS 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 Http File Server-HFS:
List of Routers - Customized for Http File Server-HFS
That's all it takes to forward your ports for Http File Server-HFS.