Forward Ports on Your Router for Yahoo Messenger Chat

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July 22, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 1 minutes

Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for Yahoo Messenger Chat:

Yahoo Messenger Chat - PC

  • TCP: 5000-5001, 5050
  • UDP:

Setting Up a Port Forward for Yahoo Messenger Chat

You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use Yahoo Messenger Chat. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to Yahoo Messenger Chat.

Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.

Before You Forward a Port

You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:

Find 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.

If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.

Setting Up a Port Forward for Yahoo Messenger Chat

The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. Our Network Utilities software allows you to add port forwards and also remove them when you no longer need them to maximize your network security.

Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The process for forwarding a port is:

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 Yahoo Messenger Chat:

List of Routers - Customized for Yahoo Messenger Chat

Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for Yahoo Messenger Chat.

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