Port Forwarder

Port Forwarder


This app was made to forward inbound connections from internet through your android device to a PC. More Information on Port Forwarding or Port Mapping technique can be found on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_forwarding

CAUTION:
Providers may block inbound connections per default. For use with your public IP please clarify if you are behind a NAT or firewall. Your provider may allow you to disable the firewall. If you can ping the public IP from internet you are good to go!

This app allows you to forward a public network port to one target host of your tethered network. For example, Port Forwarder can be used to play LAN games over USB Tethering. This can also be used as connector for a mobile web-server (PC) if your android phone has a public accessible IP.

Port Forwarding Features
- UDP
- TCP
- supports portable Wi-Fi hotspot
- supports USB tethering
- throughput information
- runs as android service
- no su or root required
- does not suppoer port ranges

If you feel like this app does not work please do not hesitate to contact me. But before you do that please try to ping your public IP from the internet to proof your IP is accessible for inbound connections.

Public accessible IP:
Providers may usually protect your device by keeping off any internet connections coming from the outside (inbound connections). So by default you may not be able to host any public service on your device. However, providers may allow you to disable this protection on their website. If you change that, please be aware of the risk.

Thank you for all your feedback so far! I hope we could fix bugs.
If you want to get involved in this project please do not hesitate to contact us. We are searching for an reach-ability tester service to verify whether an IP is accessible from internet or not. If somebody could offer such as a web-service this would be greatly appreciated.

This app does not support ports below 1024 (privileged ports). Please use higher port numbers on this device instead. The target port does not have this restriction.

This app does not allow you to enter ranges of ports.

Recent changes:
bugfixes and new algorithm
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Free
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3.3
User ratings
318
Installs
50,000+
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File size
422 kb
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About Port Forwarder
This app was made to forward inbound connections from internet through your android device to a PC. More Information on Port Forwarding or Port Mapping technique can be found on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_forwarding

CAUTION:
Providers may block inbound connections per default. For use with your public IP please clarify if you are behind a NAT or firewall. Your provider may allow you to disable the firewall. If you can ping the public IP from internet you are good to go!

This app allows you to forward a public network port to one target host of your tethered network. For example, Port Forwarder can be used to play LAN games over USB Tethering. This can also be used as connector for a mobile web-server (PC) if your android phone has a public accessible IP.

Port Forwarding Features
- UDP
- TCP
- supports portable Wi-Fi hotspot
- supports USB tethering
- throughput information
- runs as android service
- no su or root required
- does not suppoer port ranges

If you feel like this app does not work please do not hesitate to contact me. But before you do that please try to ping your public IP from the internet to proof your IP is accessible for inbound connections.

Public accessible IP:
Providers may usually protect your device by keeping off any internet connections coming from the outside (inbound connections). So by default you may not be able to host any public service on your device. However, providers may allow you to disable this protection on their website. If you change that, please be aware of the risk.

Thank you for all your feedback so far! I hope we could fix bugs.
If you want to get involved in this project please do not hesitate to contact us. We are searching for an reach-ability tester service to verify whether an IP is accessible from internet or not. If somebody could offer such as a web-service this would be greatly appreciated.

This app does not support ports below 1024 (privileged ports). Please use higher port numbers on this device instead. The target port does not have this restriction.

This app does not allow you to enter ranges of ports.

Recent changes:
bugfixes and new algorithm
User reviews of Port Forwarder
Unable to install this app on HTC Wildfire
Jul 23, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Nov 26, 2014
I can't get it to work - no instructions With USB tethering, the Public IP address that PF reports is different to that reported by my torrent client. There does not appear to be any way to change this in PF. The client thus reports the port as blocked and downloads are snail slow. Some user instructions would be nice.
A Google User
Nov 14, 2014
Not realy good. The connection sometime interrupt. We cannot reconnect until this app is restarted.
A Google User
Nov 7, 2014
Cant forward ports below 1024? How about us folks that have root and need udp port 88 for Xbox.... Like c'mon. That does not work, I need port 88 on public side, you can use these ports if your app requests for super user, my device is rooted. Please fix!
A Google User
Nov 2, 2014
Good One! This Port Forwarder is one of the best android tools. I can successfully port forward to my pc (while using WiFi hotspot) and I can connect to the server from outside. But sometimes, I cant connect and get some notification in the app for that particular port - "TCPNioJob NioServerSelect or no Workers initialized . Please give me more time". And while using USB tethering, I am able to port forward (checked with ping tools). But I cant connect to the server. I can port forward and connect to server only with WiFi hotspot.
A Google User
Oct 24, 2014
Cant forward ports below 1024? How about us folks that have root and need udp port 88 for Xbox.... Like c'mon.