How to Port Forward Apple Filing Protocol
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Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) is a program specifically designed by Apple to share files between different devices on a network. If you are looking to port forward Apple Filing Protocol, this comprehensive guide can help you.

Port forwarding is used to allow remote access to a computer or device that is behind a firewall. When port forwarding is properly configured, the firewall will know to allow incoming traffic on the specified port and forward it to the correct computer or device on the network.

Requirements to Port Forward Apple Filing Protocol

Just before you begin with the process of port forwarding, make sure you have the following things:

  • Downloaded and installed the Apple Filing Protocol server.
  • The IP address of your router.
  • IP address of your device.

TCP and UDP ports of Apple Filing Protocol are mentioned in the section below.

Step-by-step guide on how to port forward Apple Filing Protocol

Now that you have the above details noted down, you can move to the next stage of Apple Filing Protocol port forwarding:

  1. On your web browser address bar, type your router’s IP Address/Default Gateway.
  2. Log in with your router’s credentials (username and password) to view your router’s firmware settings.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section of your router.
  4. Click on Port Forwarding.
  5. Enter the IP address of your device in your router in the correct box.
  6. Put the TCP and UDP ports of the Apple Filing Protocol server in the boxes in your router. The default Apple Filing Protocol port number is 548. And then click the apply button.
  7. And you’re done. Restart your router to let the changes take effect.
  8. Once your changes take effect, now you can host a Apple Filing Protocol server and let your friends connect to it as well. To let them connect to it, you need to provide them the hostname you are using, along with the port number. For example, ‘’.

Apple Filing Protocol ports needed to run

The default Apple Filing Protocol ports are:

TCP Port:548

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Ports to forward on devices

Ports to run on PC:

TCP Port:548

How to open ports behind CGNAT

What if your ISP performs CGNAT? Most ISPs perform CGNAT (Carrier-grade Network Address Translation) to conserve bandwidth and assign a single IP address to multiple users connected to the same internet network. However, CGNAT makes it difficult for you to open ports on the router. 

To get around the CGNAT issue, you can use the Port Forwarding add-on to bypass this problem and port forward routers without hassle. 
Here’s more information on how to use PureVPN’s Port Forwarding add-on and bypass CGNAT in a few clicks.

Open Ports Behind CGNAT

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A secure way to open all ports

To most people, port forwarding is quite a demanding task. For starters, every router has a different console, which often makes it difficult to navigate to specific settings.

Secondly, you won’t always be able to open Apple Filing Protocol Online ports on your router if your ISP restricts the ports. Yes, you heard that right! ISPs are notorious for blocking ports due to security reasons. If ISP isn’t the reason behind a blocked port, then perhaps it could be your operating system’s firewall.

Well, you can eliminate all these problems with PureVPN’s Port Forwarding add-on. Through the Port Forwarding add-on, you can allow all ports, disallow all ports, and allow specific ports.


What IP do I use for port forwarding?

To use port forwarding, you must first set a static internal IP address (ipv4) for your device. By default your device ipv4 address is automatically dynamic instead of static, meaning it constantly changes and port forwarding won’t be able to identify your device within your home network.

Can I forward ports on a VPN?

NAT firewalls slow down your internet connection, but VPN port forwarding can get around that. It’s useful for several reasons which include increasing your download speed, accessing your computer when you’re away from home, and establishing a direct connection with a server.

Is it hard to port forward for Apple Filing Protocol?

Setting up port forwarding is not difficult at all. To set up your device, simply give it a static IP address and forward the correct port numbers to that new address.

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