How to Port Forward Ipx
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Novell’s Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) is a networking protocol that allows communication between NetWare clients and servers.

Port forwarding allows you to access a client’s server that is behind routers, NATs, CGNAT, or firewalls. By opening ports, you can control devices behind the router. This guide will show you how to port forward Internetwork Packet Exchange.

Requirements to Port Forward IPX

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

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

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

Step-by-step guide on how to port forward IPX

Now that you have the above details noted down, you can move to the next stage of IPX 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 IPX server in the boxes in your router. The default IPX port number is 213. 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 an IPX 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, ‘’.

IPX ports needed to run

The default IPX ports are:

TCP Port:213

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Ports to forward on devices

Ports to run on PC:

TCP Port:213

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 IPX 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.


How do I route a packet from one network to another?

Upon receiving a packet, routers check their routing tables to discern whether the destination address is for a system on one of its attached networks. If not, then the message will be forwarded through another router and routed to its final destination.

Which route would be used to forward a packet?

Routers send packets from the local network to the remote network. To do this, they take a packet that comes in on one interface and forward it out to another interface.

What is an IPX address?

An IPX address contains both the network address and node address, formatted as such: network.nodeThe 4-byte network address, expressed as an 8-digit hexadecimal number, identifies the physical network where the site is located.

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