The following ports need to be forwarded for Yahoo File Transfer:
Yahoo File Transfer - PC
- TCP: 80
Setting Up a Port Forward for Yahoo File Transfer
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use Yahoo File Transfer. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to Yahoo File Transfer.
Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following 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. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
Forwarding a Port for Yahoo File Transfer
We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. 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.
Alternatively you can do it by hand. The process for forwarding a port is:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Put your computer's IP address in the proper box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for Yahoo File Transfer in the correct boxes in your router.
Frequently you have 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 Yahoo File Transfer:
List of Routers - Customized for Yahoo File Transfer
That is the process required to forward ports in your router for Yahoo File Transfer.