How to Port Forward Skype in Your Router

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July 22, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 1 minutes

The following ports need to be forwarded for Skype:

Skype - PC

  • TCP: User configured
  • UDP: User configured

Setting Up a Port Forward for Skype

When you use Skype you might need to forward some ports in your router. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to Skype.

Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. A port forward can overcome this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port

Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:

Locate Your Router's IP Address

You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.

You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.

Setting Up a Port Forward for Skype

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.

Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step 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 Skype:

List of Routers - Customized for Skype

That is the process required to forward ports in your router for Skype.

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