Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for Games for Windows - LIVE:
Games for Windows - LIVE - PC
- TCP: 53, 80, 443, 3074
- UDP: 53, 88, 3074
Forwarding Ports for Games for Windows - LIVE
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use Games for Windows - LIVE. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to Games for Windows - LIVE.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- The IP address of your computer.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.
We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.
Setting Up a Port Forward for Games for Windows - LIVE
We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. Network Utilities lets you manage port forwards by putting them in when you need them and also removing the ones that you no longer need which maximized network security.
Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The way to forward a port is:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Locate the section in your router that deals with port forwarding.
- Type your computer's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for Games for Windows - LIVE in the corresponding boxes in your router.
Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Games for Windows - LIVE:
List of Routers - Customized for Games for Windows - LIVE
That's all it takes to forward your ports for Games for Windows - LIVE.