Network Utilities

How to Port Forward Xbox Live

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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:

  • The IP address of your router.
  • Your Xbox or computer's IP address.
  • The TCP and UDP ports to forward.

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:

  • Login to your router.
  • Find your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or Xbox in the appropriate box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for XBox Live in the corresponding boxes in your router.
  • Frequently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

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: 3074
  • UDP: 88,3074

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.

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.