Create a Port Forward for ScreenConnect in your Router

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

The following ports need to be forwarded for ScreenConnect:

ScreenConnect - PC

  • TCP: 8040-8041
  • UDP:

Forwarding Ports for ScreenConnect

You may need to forward ports in your router when you use ScreenConnect. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to ScreenConnect.

By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.

Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port

Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:

Find the IP Address of Your Router

You can run our free Router Detector software to locate 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 Set Up Port Forwarding for ScreenConnect

The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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.

Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. 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 ScreenConnect:

List of Routers - Customized for ScreenConnect

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

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