Create a Port Forward for Universal Media Server in your Router

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The ports that need to be forwarded for Universal Media Server are listed here:

Universal Media Server - Default

  • TCP: 5001
  • UDP:

Forwarding Ports for Universal Media Server

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

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

Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port

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

How to Locate Your Router's IP Address

We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.

Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.

How To Set Up Port Forwarding for Universal Media Server

The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. With Network Utilities, you can easily forward ports and also un-forward ports quickly so that you can keep your network up to date with the ports that you need forwarded and maximize your network security.

You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The 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 Universal Media Server:

List of Routers - Customized for Universal Media Server

Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for Universal Media Server.

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