How to Forward Ports in Your Router for Yahoo Messenger P2P Instant Messages

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The following ports need to be forwarded for Yahoo Messenger P2P Instant Messages:

Yahoo Messenger P2P Instant Messages - PC

  • TCP: 5101
  • UDP:

Setting Up a Port Forward for Yahoo Messenger P2P Instant Messages

You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use Yahoo Messenger P2P Instant Messages. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to Yahoo Messenger P2P Instant Messages.

Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. A port forward can overcome this limitation.

Before You Forward a Port

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

Locate Your Router's IP Address

The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.

You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.

Setting Up a Port Forward for Yahoo Messenger P2P Instant Messages

The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. With Network Utilities, you can easily forward ports and also un-forward ports quickly so that you can keep your network up to date with the ports that you need forwarded and maximize your network security.

Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The process for forwarding a port is:

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 Messenger P2P Instant Messages:

List of Routers - Customized for Yahoo Messenger P2P Instant Messages

Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for Yahoo Messenger P2P Instant Messages.

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