Open Ports on Your Router for SIP

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The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for SIP are:

SIP - Default

  • TCP: 5060-5090
  • UDP: 5060-5090

Forward Ports for SIP

You may need to forward ports in your router when you use SIP. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to SIP.

Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List

You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:

Find Your Router's IP Address

We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. 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.

Forwarding a Port for SIP

We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. 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.

Alternatively you can do it by hand. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:

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 SIP:

List of Routers - Customized for SIP

Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for SIP.

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