Forward Ports on Your Router for QNAP TS-221

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

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for a QNAP TS-221 NAS are:

QNAP TS-221 - PC

  • TCP: 21-22, 25, 80, 443, 445, 873, 3306, 6881-6999, 8080, 9000, 13131, 55536-56559
  • UDP: 6881-6999

Forwarding Ports for a QNAP TS-221 NAS

When you use a QNAP TS-221 NAS you may need to forward ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to a QNAP TS-221 NAS.

Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List

Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:

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. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.

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

How To Set Up Port Forwarding for a QNAP TS-221 NAS

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.

Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The normal process for forwarding a port is:

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 a QNAP TS-221 NAS:

List of Routers - Customized for QNAP TS-221

Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for a QNAP TS-221 NAS.

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