Port Forwarding on XBOX Live
A network port allows your Xbox console to communicate with the Xbox Live servers and other connected Xbox consoles over the internet.
You may have to make a configuration change to your firewall or network hardware for your Xbox console to communicate with Xbox Live. This configuration change is sometimes called “opening ports” or “port forwarding.” Port forwarding for Xbox is done on your router or other network hardware, not on the Xbox console itself.
Xbox Live requires the following ports to be open:
- Port 88 (UDP) Both
- Port 3074 (UDP and TCP) Both
- Port 53 (UDP and TCP) Both
- Port 80 (TCP) Both
- Port 500 (UDP) Xbox One
- Port 3544 (UDP) Xbox One
- Port 4500 (UDP) Xbox One
- Port 3075 (UDP and TCP) for Call of Duty Black Ops III
Static IP for your Xbox
You need to give your Xbox a Static IP address so that when you open the ports to your Xbox and your system reset or gets turned off, you don’t lose the IP Address. (EXAMPLE: 192.168.1.6) Giving a static IP ensures that your Xbox will always have the necessary settings that you need for Xbox Live.
Log onto to ONT to Port Forward
Type 192.168.1.1 in a browser window while connected to the router via an Ethernet cable. Use the username and password provided on the sticker that’s attached to the router.