Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for MediaPortal:
MediaPortal - Default
- TCP: 554, 1433, 3306, 4322, 8080, 31245, 31456
- UDP: 554, 1434, 31245
Forwarding Ports for MediaPortal
When you use MediaPortal you may need to forward ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to MediaPortal.
Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- Your media server's IP address.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find Your Router's IP Address
The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.
If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.
How To Forward Ports for MediaPortal
We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. 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.
- Type your media server's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for MediaPortal in the correct boxes in your router.
Frequently you have 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 MediaPortal:
List of Routers - Customized for MediaPortal
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for MediaPortal.