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Xbox 360 network ports and router configurations for Xbox Live

Port forwarding overview

If you have a firewall or network hardware such as a router, you might need to make a configuration change in order for your PC or Xbox 360 console to communicate with Xbox Live. This configuration change is sometimes called “opening ports” or "port forwarding."

Xbox Live requires the following ports to be open:

  • Port 88 (UDP)
  • Port 3074 (UDP and TCP)
  • Port 53 (UDP and TCP)
  • Port 80 (TCP)

Note If you can’t chat with someone using Video Kinect, you might need to open port 1863 (UDP and TCP).

If you're connected to a network through your workplace or school, ask the network administrator to open the above ports used by Xbox Live.

If you receive a NAT warning when connecting to Xbox Live, please see the Xbox 360 NAT Error Solution.

How to set up port forwarding for Xbox 360

You may find information about how to open ports on your router on the Port Forward website. Go to the site’s Port Forwarding Guides for Xbox Live 360 page to find instructions for your router.

If your router is not listed on the Port Forward website, contact your Internet service provider or router manufacturer for help with opening network ports.

Note The Port Forward website is available only in English. To translate the site, copy and paste the URL (www.portforward.com) into a translation tool, such as Bing Translator.

How to configure routers for Xbox 360

For information about how to configure compatible network hardware, visit the Networking Hardware Information forums.

Note The forums are available only in English. To translate the forums, copy and paste the URL into a translation tool, such as Bing Translator.

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Xbox forums

Additionally, you can visit our Xbox forums on Xbox.com. Our forums include answers to frequently asked questions, as well as knowledgeable gamers who like to help.

Note The forums are available only in English. To translate the forums, copy and paste the URL into a translation tool, such as Bing Translator.

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