Network Utilities

Open Ports on Your Router for Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact is miHoYo's Open-World, Action, Adventure, and Role-Playing game released in 2020.


Genshin Impact includes the following styles of gameplay.

  • Open world style games are usually not on rails, meaning that the player gets to go anywhere and solve problems in the order that they choose. The player is usually allowed to roam freely through a normally massive environment.
  • Action games are usually a bit faster than other games and require quick reflexes. You frequently jump platforms, shoot enemy mobs, climb ladders, and
  • In an adventure game you generally play through a story, usually as the protagonist. They rely heavily on story telling and can be inspired from books or movies.
  • In a role playing game, or RPG, the player takes on the role of the main character and helps the story line to unfold. It usually involves a very long play time, inventory management, and a deep leveling system. RPG's are usually the longest style of game. Skyrim and Fallout are amongst the most popular RPG style games.

Port Forward Genshin Impact

When you are playing Genshin Impact 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 sometimes 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:

  • The IP address of your router.
  • Your gaming machine's IP address.
  • A list of TCP and UDP ports to forward.

How to find 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 generally:

  • Login to your router.
  • Find your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the correct box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the corresponding boxes in your router.
  • On occasion you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports To Forward for Genshin Impact

The required incoming ports for Genshin Impact are as follows:

Genshin Impact - PC

  • TCP: 42472
  • UDP: 22101-22102,42472

Genshin Impact - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 1935,3478-3480,42472
  • UDP: 3074,3478-3479,22101-22102,42472

Genshin Impact - Switch

  • TCP: 6667,12400,28910,29900-29901,29920,42472
  • UDP: 1-65535

Genshin Impact - Playstation 5

  • TCP: 1935,3478-3480,42472
  • UDP: 3074,3478-3479,22101-22102,42472

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Genshin Impact simply follow one of these links:

That's all it takes to open your ports. Want to learn how to create more port forwards? Check out our list of games and applications.

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer is an owner and programmer for PortForward. You can find more of his articles in the Games and Applications section of our site.