The following ports need to be forwarded for ScreenConnect:
ScreenConnect - PC
- TCP: 8040-8041
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:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- Your computer's internal IP address.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
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:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type the IP address of your computer into the correct box in your router.
- Enter the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward for ScreenConnect in the corresponding boxes in your router.
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.