Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for a Syncloud device:
Syncloud - Default
- TCP: 80, 443
- UDP: 80, 443
Set Up a Port Forward for a Syncloud device
When you use a Syncloud device 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 a Syncloud device.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- The IP address of your router.
- The IP address of your NAS.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Locate 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.
We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.
How To Forward Ports for a Syncloud device
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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.
Alternatively you can do it by hand. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Put your NAS's IP address in the proper box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for a Syncloud device in the correct 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 a Syncloud device:
List of Routers - Customized for Syncloud
That's all it takes to forward your ports for a Syncloud device.