Port Forwarding Guide

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How to do Port forwarding?

  1. First setup static IP on your end device that’s requesting a port
  2. Then login to your routers admin panel
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section of your router portal
  4. Add a new port forwarding rule and mention the static IP of the device that is requesting incoming traffic
  5. Save and log out of the router admin panel
  6. Test the port

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What is Port forwarding?

When you move in to a new apartment, you need a new mailbox fixed so you can receive mail and your monthly beauty magazines. Similarly, for your device (Xbox/PS/PC) to receive incoming traffic you will have to create a new port forwarding rule. Port forwarding rule tells the router to send all Minecraft requests to your gaming console and not to your grandma’s iPad.

Why do I need to Forward a port?

You can think of a port as a door that a Router uses to allow guests to enter and exit. Now, just like fancy office buildings, a Router has multiple ports, each serving a specific purpose and allowing only related data to enter and exit. You have to tell the router where to send the incoming data for each of these ports, and that is called 'port forwarding'.

How to setup port forwarding on router?

Each router is different. Each router has different IP addresses, login and different firmware. So, to get step by instructions for port forwarding on your router. Please type in your router model in the search bar present in the top of this page

Why is static IP needed for port forwarding?

Here’s an example, how could I call you if you keep changing your phone number every day? You need to have a fixed phone number for everyone to connect to you. Similarly, your end device needs a fixed IP for receiving incoming connections.

Who needs port forwarding?

This guide (Mac / Windows / Linux) will help you to setup,

  • Port forwarding on Xbox / Xbox one
  • Port forwarding on PS3 / PS4
  • Port forwarding for Minecraft server
  • Port forwarding for utorrent
  • Port forwarding for IP cameras, SQL Server, FTP Server, SSH Clients, IpTables