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How do I enable port forwarding on my VPN?

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The Port Forwarding option in our Windows, Mac, Linux and Android software can be used to potentially optimize torrent performance.

Enable Port Forwarding:

In order to enable port forwarding in our PIA app, first disconnect from the VPN. Right-click the PIA Tray icon and select "Settings". From within the settings, select the Network tab and check the "Request Port Forwarding" checkbox. You will now see, in the server list, the servers on which you can connect with port-forwarding enabled. Any server that is unavailable, will be blacked out. At the moment, all of our non US Servers offer port-forwarding functionality and you can find a list of all of the servers we offer, here:

Locating Forwarded Port

Once connected to on one of these port forwarding gateways, please open the application. From within the application you will see the forwarded port just below the VPN IP address.