The following ports need to be forwarded for Media Browser:
Media Browser - PC
- TCP: 8096, 8945
- UDP: 8096, 8945
Forwarding Ports for Media Browser
When you use Media Browser you may need to forward ports in your router. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to Media Browser.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- The internal IP address of your media server.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find the IP Address of Your Router
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.
We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for Media Browser
We have Network Utilities software that can 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 way to forward a port is:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type your media server's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for Media Browser in the correct boxes in your router.
Usually you have to reboot your router in order to save the changes.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Media Browser:
List of Routers - Customized for Media Browser
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for Media Browser.