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Simple Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X Router Port Forwarding Steps

Your EdgeRouter X router helps to protect your network by blocking incoming internet connections. This is an important feature that helps you to control which applications have access to your network. Sometimes you want to allow network access to a specific application in order to play a game, connect a device, or use an app. The Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X can unblock certain incoming connections through port forwarding or by opening a port. You can open ports in your EdgeRouter X by assigning specific ports to an IP address. Forwarding these ports directs incoming data to a specific device or application.

The following steps will show you how to open ports on the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X router:

  1. On the computer or device that you are forwarding ports to, you will need to set up a static IP address.
  2. Go ahead and log in to your Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X router.
  3. Find the Port Forwarding section in your Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X router.
    • Find the Firewall/NAT tab at the top of the screen and click it.
    • Click Port Forwarding.
  4. Go ahead and create a Port Forwarding entry.

If this sounds difficult you are not alone. We will walk you through each step in opening a port for the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X router.

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Step 1

If you want to ensure that your ports remain open even after your device reboots, set up a static IP address in the device that you are opening a port for.

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  • Or follow our Static IP Address guides to setup a static IP address.

After setting up a static ip address on your devices you need to login to your router.

Step 2

Log in to the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X router. To do this you need to use a web browser because the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X router uses what is called a web interface.

It normally doesn't matter what web browser you use so go ahead and open up your favorite. If you don't have a favorite or are confused, open up Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.

If that is confusing to you, we have simplified this step with this link: Login to your EdgeRouter X Router

Once you have opened up a browser window, find the address bar. This is usually at the top of the page like the image below shows.

You should see in the address bar of the screenshot shown above. This is your router's IP address (sometimes listed as the default gateway.)

The Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X router's default IP address is:

Once you have finished entering your router's IP address into the address bar, click the enter button on your keyboard. A box similar to the one below should appear.


Go ahead and enter the username and password for the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X router in the spaces available. Remember if you have changed them in the past, you need to enter those values.

  • The default Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X Router Username is: ubnt
  • The default Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X Router Password is: ubnt

Enter your username and password, and then click the Login button to log in to your Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X router.

Ubiquiti Usernames and Passwords

If the username and password did not work, go to our Default Ubiquiti Router Passwords page for help.

If, after trying the above list of passwords you still can't log in you may need to consider a reset for your router. Learn how to do that by reading our How to Reset a Router guide. **Note:**After resetting the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X router your username and password revert back to factory defaults.

Step 3

After a successful login to the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X router you should be on the home page of your router. Now you need to find the Port Forwarding section.


  • Click on the Firewall/NAT tab at the top of the screen.
  • Click on Port Forwarding.

You should now be on a page called Port Forwarding.

port forwarding

Step 4

Make sure that it is necessary for you to open a port in your router before doing so, since this will allow data to come through the firewall portion of your router to a specific device. It is possible that this could lead to malicious traffic on your network. However, don't let this warning stop you from making this change if you need it because the risk is very low.

Here are the ports to forward for Xbox Live:

TCP Ports:3074
UDP Ports:3074

If you are looking for the ports for a different application you can find it by either:

  1. Click on the button labeled Add Rule.

  2. Enter the port you want to forward in to both the Original port and Forward-to port boxes.

  3. Use the Protocol dropdown box to select the protocol type of the ports you are forwarding. If your router has the option of Both then choose that. Otherwise select either TCP or UDP as needed. If you need to forward a port for both TCP and UDP and your router does not have Both then you have to create two entries.

  4. In the Forward-to address box, enter the IP address that you want ports forwarded to. This may be the IP address of your computer or the IP address of another device on your network that you want to forward ports to.

  5. Create a name for this forward and type it into the Description box. Since the name does not have an effect on the functionality of the forward, choose a name that will help you remember why the forward was created.

  6. To apply these changes, remember to click the Apply button at the bottom of the page when you are completely finished.

Test Your Ports To See If They Are Open

Use our Network Utilities software, (which includes a free Open Port Checker tool) to test your network to see if you have forwarded ports in the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X router correctly. Open Port Checker is the only online port checking tool that has Guaranteed Results.

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