The ports that need to be forwarded for LapLink Sharedirect are listed here:
LapLink Sharedirect - PC
- TCP: 2705
- UDP: 2705
Forward Ports for LapLink Sharedirect
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use LapLink Sharedirect. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to LapLink Sharedirect.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- Your router's IP address.
- Your computer's internal IP address.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
How to 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.
Forwarding a Port for LapLink Sharedirect
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. 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.
Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Type the IP address of your computer into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for LapLink Sharedirect 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 LapLink Sharedirect:
List of Routers - Customized for LapLink Sharedirect
That's all it takes to forward your ports for LapLink Sharedirect.