The ports that need to be forwarded for Universal Media Server are listed here:
Universal Media Server - Default
- TCP: 5001
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:
- Your router's IP address.
- The internal IP address of your media server.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
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:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Put the IP address of your media server in the proper box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for Universal Media Server in the correct boxes in your router.
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.