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PUREVPNPort ForwardingHow to Port Forward Teamviewer

If you want to use TeamViewer to its fullest potential, you’ll need to port forward it. Port forwarding allows external devices to connect to your computer through TeamViewer, even if your router is configured to block all incoming connections.

To port forward Teamviewer, all you have to do is follow our step-by-step instructions mentioned below. 

Requirements to Port Forward Teamviewer

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

  • The IP address of your router.
  • IP address of your gaming device.
  • TCP and UDP ports of Teamviewer for your gaming device as mentioned in the section below.

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

Now that you have the above details noted down, you can move to the next stage of Teamviewer 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 gaming device in your router in the correct box.
  6. Put the TCP and UDP ports of the Teamviewer server in the boxes in your router. The default Teamviewer port number is 5900. 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 connect to Teamviewer.

Teamviewer ports needed to run

To play Teamviewer online and create a server without any interruptions, you’ll have to allow access to certain ports on your firewall. The default Teamviewer ports are:

TCP:5900

Quickly and safely open ports using PureVPN

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 Windows

TCP:5900

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.

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 Teamviewer 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 make all these problems go away and enjoy smooth online gaming on all your desired systems 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.

author

Ovais Khan

date

August 12, 2022

time

1 year ago

Ovais Khan is a tech and cybersecurity expert. He is a strong advocate for online privacy & security, following technological trends and their impact on today's digital era.

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