The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Kodi are:
Kodi - Default
- TCP: 1084, 1131, 1308, 8080, 9090
- UDP: 1900, 9777, 12374
Setting Up a Port Forward for Kodi
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use Kodi. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to Kodi.
Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- The IP address of your router.
- The internal IP address of your media server.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. 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 Forward Ports for Kodi
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.
Alternatively you can do it by hand. The way to forward a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Put the IP address of your media server in the proper box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for Kodi 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 Kodi:
List of Routers - Customized for Kodi
That is the process required to forward ports in your router for Kodi.