Create a Port Forward for RealVNC in your Router

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The ports that need to be forwarded for RealVNC are listed here:

RealVNC - PC

  • TCP: 5900
  • UDP: 5900

Set Up a Port Forward for RealVNC

When you use RealVNC you may need to forward ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to RealVNC.

Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.

Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port

You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:

How to Locate 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.

We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.

How To Set Up Port Forwarding for RealVNC

We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. With Network Utilities, you can easily forward ports and also un-forward ports quickly so that you can keep your network up to date with the ports that you need forwarded and maximize your network security.

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

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 RealVNC:

List of Routers - Customized for RealVNC

That's all it takes to forward your ports for RealVNC.

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