The following ports need to be forwarded for Yahoo Messenger Phone:
Yahoo Messenger Phone - PC
- UDP: 5055
Forward Ports for Yahoo Messenger Phone
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use Yahoo Messenger Phone. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to Yahoo Messenger Phone.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- Your router's IP address.
- The internal IP address of your computer.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find Your Router's IP Address
The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for Yahoo Messenger Phone
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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:
- Log in to your router.
- Locate the section in your router that deals with port forwarding.
- Put the IP address of your computer in the proper box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for Yahoo Messenger Phone in the corresponding boxes in your router.
Usually you have to reboot your router in order to save the changes.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Yahoo Messenger Phone:
List of Routers - Customized for Yahoo Messenger Phone
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for Yahoo Messenger Phone.