The ports that need to be forwarded for PlayStation Network are listed here:
PlayStation Network - Default
- TCP: 3478-3480
- UDP: 3478-3479
Forward Ports for PlayStation Network
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use PlayStation Network. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to PlayStation Network.
Routers are not designed to 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:
- Your router's IP address.
- Your computer's 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. 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.
Forwarding a Port for PlayStation Network
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. 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:
- You can start 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 for PlayStation Network in the corresponding 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 Network:
List of Routers - Customized for PlayStation Network
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for PlayStation Network.