How to Port Forward Bit Torrent Tracker
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If you want BitTorrent to function properly, you might need to port forward on your router. By forwarding ports, you’re allowing connection requests coming from the internet directly to BitTorrent. Routers typically don’t allow incoming connection requests straight from the internet. Port forwarding can fix this problem.

Requirements to Port Forward BitTorrent Tracker

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

  • Downloaded and installed the BitTorrent Tracker server.
  • The IP address of your router.
  • IP address of your device.

TCP and UDP ports of BitTorrent Tracker are mentioned in the section below.

Step-by-step guide on how to port forward BitTorrent Tracker

Now that you have the above details noted down, you can move to the next stage of BitTorrent Tracker 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 BitTorrent Tracker server in the boxes in your router. The default BitTorrent Tracker port numbers is 6881. 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 BitTorrent Tracker 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, ‘’.

BitTorrent Tracker ports needed to run

The default BitTorrent Tracker ports are:

TCP Port:6881

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Opening a port shouldn’t be complicated. With the Port Forwarding add-on, it’s as simple as 1, 2, and 3!

Ports to forward on devices

Ports to run on PC:

TCP Port:6881

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

PureVPN’s Port Forwarding Add-on

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 BitTorrent Tracker 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.


Do I need to port forward for BitTorrent?

You need an active peer with an open port to use the BitTorrent (p2p) protocol.

What ports need to be opened for BitTorrent?

You should add ports 6881 to 6889 to your firewall. Many BitTorrent clients have large or changeable port ranges, so check the instructions for your client software first.

How is port forwarding working?

For connecting to the router, the destination sends a request with the router’s IP address and a specified port. The router then checks its NAT table for an open connection that matches this IP address/port combination. The request is passed along to the correct device on the internal network if there is such a connection.

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