The following ports need to be forwarded for PlayStation 3:
PlayStation 3 - Playstation 3
- TCP: 465, 993, 3478-3480, 5223, 8080
- UDP: 3074, 3478-3479, 3658
Forwarding Ports for PlayStation 3
When you use PlayStation 3 you may need to forward ports in your router. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to PlayStation 3.
Routers are not designed to 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:
- Your router's IP address.
- Your computer's internal IP address.
- Each of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find Your Router's IP Address
You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
How To Forward Ports for PlayStation 3
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. Network Utilities lets you manage port forwards by putting them in when you need them and also removing the ones that you no longer need which maximized network security.
Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Look for the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type the IP address of your computer into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for PlayStation 3 in the correct boxes in your router.
Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for PlayStation 3:
List of Routers - Customized for PlayStation 3
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for PlayStation 3.