Port Forward X windows
PUREVPNpfcgnatHow to Port Forward X Window System

The X Window System, also known as “X” or “XWindows.” It is an open, cross-platform software that allows users to manage windowed graphical interfaces in distributed networks. For a better experience, learn how to open ports with our port forwarding guide mentioned below: 

Requirements to Port Forward X Window System

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

  • Downloaded and installed the X Window System server.
  • The IP address of your router.
  • The IP address of your device.

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

Step-by-step guide on how to port forward X Window System

Now that you have the above details noted down, you can move to the next stage of X Window System 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 Window System server in the boxes in your router. The default X Window System port number is 6000. 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 X Window System 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, ‘hostname.domain.com:25565’.

X Window System ports needed to run

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

TCP Port:6000

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 PC:

TCP Port:6000

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 Windows 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 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

What port does X Forwarding use?

The X windows system uses port 6000. 

Is it safe to port forward on a PC?

Yes, it is completely safe to port forward on a PC as long as you have a security firewall or a VPN connection on your computer. 

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.

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