Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for PyMediaServer:
PyMediaServer - Default
- TCP: 49152
- UDP: 1900, 7000
Set Up a Port Forward for PyMediaServer
When you use PyMediaServer you might need to forward some ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to PyMediaServer.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:
- Your router's IP address.
- Your media server's IP address.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find the IP Address of Your Router
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.
If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.
How To Forward Ports for PyMediaServer
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The way to forward a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Locate the section in your router that deals with port forwarding.
- Type your media server's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for PyMediaServer in the corresponding boxes in your router.
Usually you have to reboot your router in order to save the changes.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for PyMediaServer:
List of Routers - Customized for PyMediaServer
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for PyMediaServer.