Port Forward xLite
PUREVPNpfcgnatHow to Port Forward X-lite

X-Lite is a softphone client created by CounterPath that can be used to make and receive calls over the internet through a telecom carrier IP network. To use X-Lite, you will need to forward ports in your router. By forwarding ports, you are allowing connection requests from the internet to be directed toward X-Lite. Without forwarding ports, routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet.

This guide explains how to port forward X-lite.

Requirements to Port Forward X-lite

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

  • Downloaded and installed the X-lite server.
  • The IP address of your router.
  • The IP address of your device.

TCP and UDP ports of X-lite for your device as mentioned in the section below.

Step-by-step guide on how to port forward X-lite

Now that you have the above details noted down, you can move to the next stage of X-lite 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 X-lite server in the boxes in your router. The default X-lite port number is 5060. 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 X-lite server and let your friends connect to it as well. To let them connect to it, you need to provide them with the hostname you are using, along with the port number. For example, ‘hostname.domain.com:25565’.

X-lite ports needed to run

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

TCP Port:5060, 8000-8005

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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:5060, 8000-8005

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 X- lite 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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does port forwarding help with speed?

By port forwarding, you can improve your internet speed by a few seconds and when downloading large files, like through P2P torrent sharing, you can save countless hours.

How do I know which port to forward?

Firstly, you need to identify what port the service uses that you want access to. However, in most cases, home routers come with a list of common games and applications. All you have to do is select it from the list and the corresponding ports will be automatically selected.

Is there a safe way to port forward?

It may sound daunting, but you can easily set up a port forward in your router by following these safety measures: using a firewall, having a strong password on the device that you are forwarding ports to, and only forwarding ports for trustworthy applications.

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