Port forwarding

A guide to help you run your node with the public IP address and port forwarding.
To help Golem Network grow and become more resilient and stable it needs more nodes with public IP addresses. This is helpful whether you are running a Provider or Requestor node. Golem can't automatically configure your router to open UDP port 11500, therefore you will need to manually set it up. For router specific instructions on how to forward your ports go to https://portforward.com/. To check if your ports are forwarded correctly you can use www.canyouseeme.org.
If port forwarding doesn't work, you may need to call your ISP to change settings on your router. Don't worry if you are unable to acquire a public IP or open a port. This is optional and won’t prevent you from using the New Network Driver implementation.