- FRITZ!Box 7590
- FRITZ!Box 7582
- FRITZ!Box 7581
- FRITZ!Box 7560
- FRITZ!Box 7530
- FRITZ!Box 7490
- FRITZ!Box 7430
- FRITZ!Box 7390
- FRITZ!Box 7369
- FRITZ!Box 7360
- FRITZ!Box 7340
- FRITZ!Box 7330
- FRITZ!Box 7272
- FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE
- FRITZ!Box 6840 LTE
- FRITZ!Box 6820 LTE
- FRITZ!Box 6810 LTE
- FRITZ!Box 6660 Cable
- FRITZ!Box 6591 Cable
- FRITZ!Box 6590 Cable
- FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable
- FRITZ!Box 5491
Setting up port sharing in the FRITZ!Box
By default, the FRITZ!Box's firewall protects all of the devices in the FRITZ!Box home network from incoming connections and unwanted data from the internet.
By setting up port sharing, you can use online games, file-sharing software, and other internet applications that accept connections from the internet, or allow users in the internet to access web servers, remote maintenance servers, and other server services in your home network.
The FRITZ!Box offers different ways to share ports that can be used separately or together. Which type of sharing is best depends on the requirements of the respective application or server service and your own personal preferences.
Setting up automatic port sharing
- Set up the FRITZ!Box for automatic port sharing if
- the application should be allowed to set up all of the required port sharings in the FRITZ!Box on its own.
- port sharing is not required for a server service.
- the application supports the standard UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) or PCP (Port Control Protocol).
Note:UPnP is also supported by many game consoles (for example PlayStation, Wii U, Xbox). Information on on the respective application or device can be obtained from the manufacturer.
- the application requires very many shared ports, or different ports are used each time the application is used.
Setting up MyFRITZ! accesses
- Set up MyFRITZ! accesses in the FRITZ!Box if
- you want to allow access to a browser-based application in the FRITZ!Box home network over the internet, for example on a web server or the graphical interface of a NAS system.
- the application can be accessed using a URI scheme (Uniform Resource Identifier), for example via http or ftp.
- you want to access the application via a direct link in the device overview myfritz.net.
Setting up static port sharing
- Set up static port sharing in the FRITZ!Box if
- you want to allow access to a server service in the home network over the internet, for example on a remote maintenance server or VPN server.
- the application does not support UPnP or PCP.
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