The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Yahoo Messenger Voice Chat are:
Yahoo Messenger Voice Chat - PC
- TCP: 5000-5001
- UDP: 5000-5010
Setting Up a Port Forward for Yahoo Messenger Voice Chat
When you use Yahoo Messenger Voice Chat you might need to forward some ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to Yahoo Messenger Voice 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:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- Your computer's IP address.
- Each of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
How to Locate Your Router's IP Address
You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.
Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.
Forwarding a Port for Yahoo Messenger Voice Chat
A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. 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.
Alternatively you can do it by hand. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:
- Start by logging 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 Voice Chat 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 Yahoo Messenger Voice Chat:
List of Routers - Customized for Yahoo Messenger Voice Chat
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for Yahoo Messenger Voice Chat.