The following ports need to be forwarded for Shareaza:
Shareaza - PC
- TCP: 6346
- UDP: 6346
Set Up a Port Forward for Shareaza
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use Shareaza. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to Shareaza.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- The IP address of your router.
- Your download client's internal IP address.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find Your Router's IP Address
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.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
Setting Up a Port Forward for Shareaza
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.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The way to forward a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Type your download client's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Enter the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward for Shareaza 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 Shareaza:
List of Routers - Customized for Shareaza
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for Shareaza.