How to Port Forward in Your Router for OpenSimulator

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

The following ports need to be forwarded for OpenSimulator:

OpenSimulator - PC

  • TCP: 9000
  • UDP: 9000

Setting Up a Port Forward for OpenSimulator

You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use OpenSimulator. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to OpenSimulator.

Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.

Remember to Do These Things 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

The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.

If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.

Setting Up a Port Forward for OpenSimulator

You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. 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.

You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The 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 OpenSimulator:

List of Routers - Customized for OpenSimulator

Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for OpenSimulator.

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