The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Microsoft Store are:
Microsoft Store - PC
- TCP: 53, 80, 3074
- UDP: 53, 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500
Set Up a Port Forward for Microsoft Store
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use Microsoft Store. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to Microsoft Store.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- Your computer's IP address.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Find the IP Address of Your Router
We have free Router Detector software to help you find 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.
How To Forward Ports for Microsoft Store
We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. Our Network Utilities software allows you to add port forwards and also remove them when you no longer need them to maximize your network security.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Put your computer's IP address in the proper box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for Microsoft Store in the corresponding boxes in your router.
Usually you have to reboot your router in order to save the changes.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Microsoft Store:
List of Routers - Customized for Microsoft Store
That's all it takes to forward your ports for Microsoft Store.