How To Open Ports in Your Router for Tight VNC

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

The ports that need to be forwarded for Tight VNC are listed here:

Tight VNC - PC

  • TCP: 5800, 5500, 5900
  • UDP:

Setting Up a Port Forward for Tight VNC

You may need to forward ports in your router when you use Tight VNC. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to Tight VNC.

By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port

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

Locate Your Router's IP Address

We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.

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

Forwarding a Port for Tight VNC

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Network Utilities lets you manage port forwards by putting them in when you need them and also removing the ones that you no longer need which maximized network security.

Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The normal process for forwarding a port is:

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 Tight VNC:

List of Routers - Customized for Tight VNC

That's all it takes to forward your ports for Tight VNC.

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