The following ports need to be forwarded for a Western Digital My Book Live device:
Western Digital My Book Live - PC
- TCP: 80, 443
Set Up a Port Forward for a Western Digital My Book Live device
When you use a Western Digital My Book Live device you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to a Western Digital My Book Live device.
Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- Your NAS's IP address.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
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 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.
Forwarding a Port for a Western Digital My Book Live device
A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. 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.
Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:
- Start by logging in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Put the IP address of your NAS in the proper box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for a Western Digital My Book Live device 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 a Western Digital My Book Live device:
List of Routers - Customized for Western Digital My Book Live
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for a Western Digital My Book Live device.