How to Port Forward Netflow in Your Router

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

The following ports need to be forwarded for Netflow:

Netflow - PC

  • TCP: 5150, 5160
  • UDP:

Forward Ports for Netflow

When you use Netflow you may need to forward ports in your router. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to Netflow.

Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. A port forward can overcome this limitation.

Before You Forward a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

How to Locate Your Router's IP Address

We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.

We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.

Forwarding a Port for Netflow

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.

Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The step-by-step process for forwarding 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 Netflow:

List of Routers - Customized for Netflow

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

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