The ports that need to be forwarded for Open Black Hole are listed here:
Open Black Hole - Default
- TCP: 1084, 1131, 1308, 8080, 9090
- UDP: 1900, 9777, 12374
Setting Up a Port Forward for Open Black Hole
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use Open Black Hole. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to Open Black Hole.
Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- Your media server's internal IP address.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find Your Router's IP Address
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.
Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.
How To Forward Ports for Open Black Hole
A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The way to forward a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Locate the section in your router that deals with port forwarding.
- Put your media server's IP address in the proper box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for Open Black Hole 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 Open Black Hole:
List of Routers - Customized for Open Black Hole
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for Open Black Hole.