The ports that need to be forwarded for Screens Connect are listed here:
Screens Connect - PC
- TCP: 5900
- UDP: 5900
Forward Ports for Screens Connect
When you use Screens Connect you may need to forward ports in your router. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to Screens Connect.
Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- Your router's IP address.
- Your computer's IP address.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find Your Router's IP Address
To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.
Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.
Setting Up a Port Forward for Screens Connect
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. Our Network Utilities software allows you to add port forwards and also remove them when you no longer need them to maximize your network security.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Put the IP address of your computer in the proper box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for Screens Connect in the corresponding boxes in your router.
You probably will need 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 Screens Connect:
List of Routers - Customized for Screens Connect
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for Screens Connect.