What to do if Xbox Live does not work through a router

What to do if Xbox Live does not work through a router

In order for Xbox to play games through a router through Xbox Live , the router must know which port numbers need to be opened to transmit the appropriate information over the network.

In most cases, NAT technology eliminates the need to manually configure Xbox port forwarding details to communicate with the Internet. However, if NAT does not work or if you need to configure the ports manually for some other reason, you can find this information below.

Xbox Live Ports

Xbox Live uses these ports for its IP network:

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

Note: UDP and TCP port 1863 are used for Xbox Kinect if there is a problem with internet access.

How to set up a router for Xbox Live

In order for Xbox Live to work with the appropriate ports, you must be logged in to your router to manage port forwarding settings.

See ” How to access a router as an administrator if you need help with this. Also visit Port Forward for instructions on setting up forwarding ports on your specific router.


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