The following ports need to be forwarded for Xbox 360:
Xbox 360 - Xbox 360
- TCP: 53, 80, 1863, 3074
- UDP: 53, 88, 1863, 3074
Setting Up a Port Forward for Xbox 360
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use Xbox 360. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to Xbox 360.
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.
- The internal IP address of your computer.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find Your Router's IP Address
The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.
Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.
How To Set Up Port Forwarding for Xbox 360
The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The process for forwarding a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Find 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 Xbox 360 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 Xbox 360:
List of Routers - Customized for Xbox 360
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for Xbox 360.