How to Port Forward Xbox Live

Thumbnail image of Port Forward Staff
Port Forward Staff
September 10, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 1 minutes
Xbox Live logo
Xbox Live logo

Forward Ports for Xbox Live

When you are playing on Xbox Live 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 frequently 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:

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 for Xbox Live

Our Network Utilities software makes port forwarding a breeze. You can be done in just a few minutes.

The usual process is:

Which Ports Does Xbox Live Require

The ports for Xbox Live are as follows:

Xbox Live - Xbox One

  • TCP: 53, 80, 3074
  • UDP: 53, 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500

Xbox Live - PC

  • TCP: 53, 80, 3074
  • UDP: 53, 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500

Xbox Live - Xbox Series X

  • TCP: 53, 80, 3074
  • UDP: 53, 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500

Xbox Live - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 53, 80, 1863, 3074
  • UDP: 53, 88, 1863, 3074

We have guides that are custom tailored for Xbox Live that will show you the exact ports.

After following those steps your ports should be forwarded. Head to our applications and games list for more port forwarding guides.

More From Port Forward