The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for ServeToMe are:
ServeToMe - PC
- TCP: 9969
Forward Ports for ServeToMe
When you use ServeToMe you may need to forward ports in your router. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to ServeToMe.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before You Forward a Port
Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- The IP address of your media server.
- A list of 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. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for ServeToMe
We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. 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 way to forward a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Put the IP address of your media server in the proper box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for ServeToMe in the corresponding boxes in your router.
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 ServeToMe:
List of Routers - Customized for ServeToMe
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for ServeToMe.