The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Xbox Series X are:
Xbox Series X - Xbox Series X
- TCP: 3074
- UDP: 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500
Set Up a Port Forward for Xbox Series X
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use Xbox Series X. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to Xbox Series X.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- The IP address of your router.
- Your computer's IP address.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.
If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.
Forwarding a Port for Xbox Series X
A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Network Utilities lets you manage port forwards by putting them in when you need them and also removing the ones that you no longer need which maximized network security.
Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The process for forwarding a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Locate the section in your router that deals with port forwarding.
- Put the IP address of your computer in the proper box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for Xbox Series X in the corresponding boxes in your router.
Usually you have to reboot your router in order to save the changes.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Xbox Series X:
List of Routers - Customized for Xbox Series X
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for Xbox Series X.