The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for a TrueNAS device are:
TrueNAS - Default
- TCP: 20-22, 80, 443, 837
Forward Ports for a TrueNAS device
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use a TrueNAS device. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to a TrueNAS device.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.
Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- The IP address of your router.
- Your NAS's internal IP address.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find the IP Address of Your Router
The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's 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 a TrueNAS device
A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. 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.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Put the IP address of your NAS in the proper box in your router.
- Enter the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward for a TrueNAS device in the corresponding 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 TrueNAS device:
List of Routers - Customized for TrueNAS
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for a TrueNAS device.