Forwarding Ports in Your Router for Nintendo Switch Online

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August 04, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 1 minutes

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Nintendo Switch Online are:

Nintendo Switch Online - Switch

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

Setting Up a Port Forward for Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online featuring various Nintendo characters
Nintendo Switch Online featuring various Nintendo characters

You may need to forward ports in your router when you use Nintendo Switch Online. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to Nintendo Switch Online.

By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List

Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:

Find Your Router's IP Address

To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.

Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.

Setting Up a Port Forward for Nintendo Switch Online

The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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 normal process for forwarding a port is:

You probably will need 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 Nintendo Switch Online:

List of Routers - Customized for Nintendo Switch Online

Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for Nintendo Switch Online.

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