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pcAnywhere IP port usage

Ports that pcAnywhere uses

  • pcAnywhere uses either of two sets of ports, depending on the version of pcAnywhere that you are using. Refer the following table to determine the ports pcAnywhere uses. The current supported versions of pcAnywhere are 11.5 and 12.x.

    pcAnywhere versionTCP (data) port numberUDP (status) port number
    11.556315632
    12.x56315632

Configure pcAnywhere to use only the registered ports

    In the next steps you will edit the Windows registry. Back up the registry before you make any changes to it, because incorrect changes to the registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted files. Delete only the specified registry key. For instructions, read Backing up the Windows registry.

  1. Click Start > Run.

  2. In the Run dialog box, type the following and then click OK.

    regedit

  3. Go to the following key and click it to highlight it:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Symantec\pcAnywhere\CurrentVersion\System

  4. Click Edit > New > DWORD.

  5. Change the DWORD name to: TCPIPPortCompatibility.

  6. Change the value of TCPIPPortCompatibility to: 0.

  7. Exit the Registry Editor.

pcAnywhere 12.x does not connect to older versions of pcAnywhere, regardless of the port settings.

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DOCID: v60749971_EndUserProfile_en_us
Operating System: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Last modified: 06/24/2013