The following ports need to be forwarded for Vitual Network Computing:
Vitual Network Computing - PC
- TCP: 5500, 5800, 5900
Forwarding Ports for Vitual Network Computing
When you use Vitual Network Computing you may need to forward ports in your router. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to Vitual Network Computing.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- Your router's IP address.
- The IP address of your computer.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
How to Locate Your Router's IP Address
To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.
We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.
How To Forward Ports for Vitual Network Computing
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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.
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:
- Start by logging in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Put your computer's IP address in the proper box in your router.
- Enter the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward for Vitual Network Computing in the corresponding boxes in your router.
You probably will need 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 Vitual Network Computing:
List of Routers - Customized for Vitual Network Computing
That's all it takes to forward your ports for Vitual Network Computing.