Network Utilities

How To Open Ports in Your Router for VRChat

VRChat is a VR, MMO, and Miscellaneous game published by VRChat Inc. released in 2014.

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VRChat includes the following styles of gameplay.

  • VR games require a VR headset and usually some sort of hand-held input device.
  • MMO stands for Massively Multiplayer Online game. MMO's are huge open worlds where large numbers of people play at the same time. The focus highly on character development and progression, as well as loot collection and grouping together.
  • This game is flagged as miscellaneous, which means it fits in multiple categories.

How to Port Forward VRChat

When you are playing VRChat 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 sometimes 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:

  • Your router's IP address.
  • Your gaming machine's IP address.
  • A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.

How to locate your router's IP Address

The easiest way to locate 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

To easily and quickly get your ports forwarded use the Network Utilities software. Network Utilities allows you to forward ports only when you need them, and then close them again when you are done. This makes keeping your network more secure much easier. You can also do it by hand.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

  • Start by logging in to your router.
  • Find your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the correct box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the corresponding boxes in your router.
  • On occasion you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports To Forward for VRChat

The connection ports for VRChat are as follows:

VRChat - PC

  • TCP:
  • UDP: 5055-5056,5058,27000-27100

VRChat - Steam

  • TCP: 27015-27030,27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380,5055-5056,5058,27000-27100

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

When you are done following those steps your ports will be open. Do you need more games or programs forwarded? Check out our games and programs list.

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer is an owner and programmer for PortForward. You can find more of his articles in the Games and Applications section of our site.