Port Forwarding on Your Router for Elite Dangerous

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March 22, 2019 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Elite Dangerous is a Flight, Action, Simulation, Role-Playing, Strategy, Open-World, MMO, and Adventure game published by Frontier Developments released in 2014.


Elite Dangerous includes the following styles of play.

Forward Ports for Elite Dangerous

When you are playing Elite Dangerous you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is a useful trick in gaming because it can really help to make your network connection most stable and intermittently even faster. Routers were not designed to allow incoming network requests and some games can play tremendously better if an incoming connection is forwarded through the router to the game.

Before You Forward a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

How to locate your router's IP Address

The easiest way to find your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.

How To Forward Ports

Quickly get your ports forwarded using Network Utilities. Then when you are done you can just as easily close your ports back down to keep your network as secure as possible. You can also do it manually.

The process for forwarding a port is usually:

Ports Required for Elite Dangerous

The incoming connection ports for Elite Dangerous are as follows:

Elite Dangerous - PC

  • TCP:
  • UDP: 5100

Elite Dangerous - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 1935, 3478-3480
  • UDP: 3074, 3478-3479, 5100

Elite Dangerous - Xbox One

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500, 5100

Elite Dangerous - Steam

  • TCP: 27015-27030, 27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380, 5100, 27000-27031, 27036

We have guides that are custom tailored for Elite Dangerous that will show you the incoming connection ports.

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