The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Sighthound are:
Sighthound - PC
- TCP: 8080, 8848
Forwarding Ports for Sighthound
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use Sighthound. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to Sighthound.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- Your router's IP address.
- Your computer's internal IP address.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find Your Router's IP Address
The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.
If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.
How To Forward Ports for Sighthound
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.
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 computer's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for Sighthound 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 Sighthound:
List of Routers - Customized for Sighthound
That's all it takes to forward your ports for Sighthound.