How to Port Forward Real Time Messaging Protocol
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Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) is a protocol that allows for streaming audio, video, and data over the Internet in real-time.

If you want to port forward Real-Time Messaging Protocol, you need to route some ports through your router. Routing ports allow internet connection requests to come through Real-Time Messaging Protocol. Since routers usually don’t allow outside connection requests, routing a port can fix this problem.

Requirements to Port Forward Real Time Messaging Protocol

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

  • Downloaded and installed the Real Time Messaging Protocol server.
  • The IP address of your router.
  • IP address of your device.

TCP and UDP ports of Real Time Messaging Protocol are mentioned in the section below.

Step-by-step guide on how to port forward Real Time Messaging Protocol

Now that you have the above details noted down, you can move to the next stage of Real Time Messaging 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 Real Time Messaging Protocol server in the boxes in your router. The default Real Time Messaging Protocol port number is 1935. 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 Real Time Messaging 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, ‘’.

Real Time Messaging Protocol ports needed to run

The default Real Time Messaging Protocol ports are:

TCP Port:1935

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Ports to forward on devices

Ports to run on PC:

TCP Port:1935

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.

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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 Real Time Messaging 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 port does Rtmps use?

RTMP proper is the “plain” protocol that works on Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and uses port 1935 by default.

Why does RTMP use TCP or UDP?

RTMP, or Real-Time Messaging Protocol, is a low-latency TCP protocol for audio and video streaming.

Is port forwarding legal?

First, you need to understand port forwarding if you want to allow others to connect to your WiFi network. Although it may sound complex, configuring port forwarding is a breeze and perfectly legal. Plus, it won’t mess with your router settings in any way.

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