With port forwarding, you can allow external devices, such as servers, to connect to your local network. You can still access remote devices using TeamViewer even if your router isn’t configured for the said task. But not without opening up some ports!
Follow this comprehensive guide to learn all there is to know about TeamViewer port forwarding.
Requirements for Port Forward TeamViewer
Here is a detailed list of everything you need to set up port forwarding for TeamViewer. Take a note:
- You need your router’s IP address.
- You will also require your device’s internal IP.
- And make sure you have defined the TCP and UDP ports for TeamViewer port forwarding (provided below).
TeamViewer Port Forwarding – A Step-Wise Guide
Got everything you need? Now it is time to open up some ports for TeamViewer. Follow the instructions provided below:
- Open any web browser of your choice.
- Type in the router’s IP address in the URL bar.
- Hit Enter.
- Access your router’s settings by using your username and password.
- Search for the Port Forwarding section on the router’s dashboard.
- Once you successfully locate the tab, open the said window.
- In the relevant field, enter the system’s IP address.
- Now, enter the TCP and UDP ports of the TeamViewer server. 5900 is the default port number.
- Click on the provided Apply button and save these changes.
- Restart the router if needed.
- After the changes, you can easily connect to the TeamViewer server.
TeamViewer Port Forwarding – Required Ports
To get the best experience with TeamViewer, you may need to forward specific ports. Here are the default TCP and UDP ports for TeamViewer port forwarding:
- TCP – 5900
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TeamViewer Port Forwarding – Ports for Devices
TeamViewer ports – Windows
- TCP – 5900
How to Open Ports Behind CGNAT
You might be struggling to open up ports due to CGNAT. With CGNAT in place, ISPs can efficiently allocate the same public IP to different end users. While the shared IP helps to conserve the bandwidth, it also creates complications when customers try to forward ports.
You can employ the Port Forwarding add-on to bypass all these CGNAT-related restrictions and forward ports without hassle.
Here is more on how you can use the Port Forwarding add-on to bypass CGNAT in a few clicks.
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A secure way to open all ports
If you find port forwarding to be hectic, you are not alone. Everyone gets stumped by the interface differences among routers, from beginners to experts. And these changes can make it difficult to follow specific instructions.
But that is not the only issue. The thing is that your ISP can reject your port forwarding request for Teamviewer. Even your system’s firewall can do the same due to the general security risks attached to port forwarding.
But with the Port Forwarding add-on, you can enjoy a secure TeamViewer experience while managing ports with just a few clicks.