Opening Ports for Path of Exile using Your Router

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Path of Exile is an Action, Role-Playing, and Hack & Slash game published by Grinding Gear Games released in 2013.

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Path of Exile offers the following styles of play.

Forward Ports for Path of Exile

When you are playing Path of Exile 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 on occasion 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:

How to locate 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

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The process for forwarding a port is generally:

Ports Required for Path of Exile

The required ports that need to be forwarded for Path of Exile are as follows:

Path of Exile - PC

  • TCP: 6112, 8095, 12995, 20481
  • UDP:

Path of Exile - Xbox One

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500

Path of Exile - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 1935, 3478-3480
  • UDP: 3074, 3478-3479

Path of Exile - Steam

  • TCP: 6112, 8095, 12995, 20481, 27015-27030, 27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380, 27000-27031, 27036

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

That's all it takes to get your ports open. Don't forget to check out our growing list of games and programs.

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