Forwarding Ports for iChat on Your Router.

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July 22, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 1 minutes

The following ports need to be forwarded for iChat:

iChat - PC

  • TCP: 5190, 5220, 5222, 5298
  • UDP: 5060, 5190, 5297, 5298, 5353, 5678, 16384-16403

Forwarding Ports for iChat

You may need to forward ports in your router when you use iChat. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to iChat.

By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. A port forward can overcome this limitation.

Before You Forward a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

Find 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.

We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.

How To Forward Ports for iChat

The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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 process for forwarding a port is:

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 iChat:

List of Routers - Customized for iChat

Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for iChat.

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