Forward Ports on Your Router for Jellyfin

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

The following ports need to be forwarded for Jellyfin:

Jellyfin - PC

  • TCP: 8920, 8096
  • UDP:

Forwarding Ports for Jellyfin

Jellyfin logo
Jellyfin logo

You may need to forward ports in your router when you use Jellyfin. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to Jellyfin.

Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port

Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:

Locate Your Router's IP Address

You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.

You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.

Setting Up a Port Forward for Jellyfin

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.

You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The way to forward 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 Jellyfin:

List of Routers - Customized for Jellyfin

Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for Jellyfin.

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