Port Forwarding Your Router for Minecraft: Java Edition Server

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May 16, 2022 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 1 minutes

The ports that need to be forwarded for Minecraft: Java Edition Server are listed here:

Minecraft: Java Edition Server - PC

  • TCP: 25565
  • UDP: 25565

For more information about setting up a Minecraft server visit our guide Port Forwarding and Hosting a Minecraft Server.

Setting Up a Port Forward for Minecraft: Java Edition Server

Minecraft game art showing characters
Minecraft game art showing characters

When you use Minecraft: Java Edition Server you might need to forward some ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to Minecraft: Java Edition Server.

By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port

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

Locate Your Router's IP Address

We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.

You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.

How To Forward Ports for Minecraft: Java Edition Server

We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. With Network Utilities, you can easily forward ports and also un-forward ports quickly so that you can keep your network up to date with the ports that you need forwarded and maximize your network security.

Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The step-by-step process for forwarding a port is:

Frequently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Minecraft: Java Edition Server:

List of Routers - Customized for Minecraft: Java Edition Server

Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for Minecraft: Java Edition Server.

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