Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for an OpenMediaVault NAS:
OpenMediaVault - Default
- TCP: 20-22, 80, 443, 837
Forward Ports for an OpenMediaVault NAS
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use an OpenMediaVault NAS. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to an OpenMediaVault NAS.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:
- The IP address of your router.
- The IP address of your NAS.
- Each of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
How to Locate Your Router's IP Address
You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.
We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.
How To Forward Ports for an OpenMediaVault NAS
A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. 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.
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:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type your NAS's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for an OpenMediaVault NAS in the correct boxes in your router.
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 an OpenMediaVault NAS:
List of Routers - Customized for OpenMediaVault
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for an OpenMediaVault NAS.