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I have to 'port foward' in order to play multiplayer with friends, please help

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Jan 21, 2013
I have no clue how to do this and all of the results google yields are old it seems.

I need to portforward specifically for xbox games pass on Windows.

Apparently I need the 3074 ports? And I'm hitting dead ends.

I'm at the screen to add a new virtual server (or port I assume) and its asking:

Service Type:

External Port:

Internal IP:

Internal Port:


Microsoft states the following: "Xbox Live requires the following ports to be open on your router"
Port 88 (UDP)
Port 3074 (UDP and TCP)
Port 53 (UDP and TCP)
Port 80 (TCP)
Port 500 (UDP)
Port 3544 (UDP)
Port 4500 (UDP)

I have the Archer A9 (tp-link router)


Senior Member
Dec 27, 2008
Port configuration would be done in the router's firmware. Do you know how to do that? It is accessed through your internet browser just like a web page would be. Most routers use the following IP to access the firmware:


Likes Popcorn
Jul 31, 2004
Your router should do all this automatically by uPnP (or Avahi or mDNS or various other names for the same protocol).