The following ports need to be forwarded for Virtual Desktop:
Virtual Desktop - PC
- TCP: 38810, 38820, 38830, 38840
Forwarding Ports for Virtual Desktop
When you use Virtual Desktop you may need to forward ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to Virtual Desktop.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding a port you 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 internal IP address of your computer.
- The 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.
If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.
Forwarding a Port for Virtual Desktop
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. 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.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type the IP address of your computer into the correct box in your router.
- Enter the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward for Virtual Desktop in the corresponding 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 Virtual Desktop:
List of Routers - Customized for Virtual Desktop
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for Virtual Desktop.