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Setting Up Port Forwarding
Setting Up Port Forwarding

This article explains why you need port forwarding and how to set it up.

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Written by Jim Lastinger
Updated over a week ago

Port forwarding is the process of opening up a specific port through the VPN that is public facing. This allows outside traffic to access your computer. An example of this would be remote access, where you would use port forwarding to access your home computer while you're traveling.

How To Setup Port Forwarding

Follow these steps to configure port forwarding on your account. 

  1. Click on VPN Settings

  2. Click on Enabled or Disable Port Forwarding

  3. Decide whether you need TCP or UDP and click the corresponding link. 

Releasing a Port Forward

To remove a port forward from your account, follow the same steps as above. When you get to the Port Forward settings page you will see a link to release your configured port. Click that and you're done. 

Changing from TCP to UDP and Vice Versa

Switching from one protocol to another is as simple as releasing your existing port forward and creating a new one with the correct protocol. Usually the port numbers will change as well. 

Note: OpenVPN is required for port forwarding... PPTP and L2TP won't work.

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