How to Open Ports for Minecraft Using Port Forwarding

Minecraft is a sandbox video game which gained international fame since its release in 2011. The game allows players to build with a variety of different blocks in a three dimensional fashioned world which requires players to be creative with their moves.

To connect to the Minecraft’s server and play the game, you will need a Minecraft account.

Ports Needed To Run Minecraft

Whether you’re a beginner or a professional gamer, there’s one thing we all want: to be able to play our favored online games without any interruptions. Here’s how to port forward Minecraft:

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Ports to Forward on PC - Windows

TCP: 25565
UDP: 19132-19133, 25565

Ports to Forward on PlayStation 4

TCP: 1935, 3478-3480
UDP: 3074, 3478-3479, 19132-19133

Ports to Forward on Xbox One

TCP: 3074
UDP: 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500, 1935, 3478-3480

Ports to Forward on Xbox 360

TCP: 3074
UDP: 88, 3074

Ports to Forward on PlayStation 3

TCP: 3478-3480, 5223, 8080
UDP: 3074, 3478-3479, 3658

Ports to Forward on Switch

TCP: 6667, 12400, 28910, 29900, 29901, 29920
UDP: 1-65535
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How to Open Ports for Minecraft

Just before you begin with the process of port forwarding, make sure you have the following things:

  • The IP address of your router
  • Your gaming machine's IP address
  • A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded

The process for forwarding a port is generally:

  • You will first need to download the Minecraft Server software package and start the server.
  • Once you’ve downloaded the Minecraft server package, you need to install and configure the Minecraft Server.
  • Once installed and configured, we can begin with Port Forwarding. You will need to port forward port 25565 to the internal IP address of your server in your router.
  • At this time you should be able to connect to your server and have your friends connect as well. Simply provide them with the hostname you are using, along with the port number. For example, “hostname.domain.com:25565”.

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Easy & Secured Way to Open All Ports

To most people, port forwarding is quite a demanding task. For starters, every router has a different console which often makes it difficult to navigate to specific settings.

Secondly, you won’t always be able to open Minecraft ports on your router if the ports are restricted by your ISP. Yes, you heard that right! ISPs are notorious for blocking ports due to security reasons. If ISP isn’t the reason behind a blocked port, then perhaps it could be your operating system’s firewall.

Well, you can make all these problems go away and enjoy smooth online gaming on all your desired systems with PureVPN’s Port Forwarding add-on. Through Port Forwarding add-on, you can allow all ports, disallow all ports and allow specific ports.

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Benefits of Using PureVPN Port Forwarding Add-On

PureVPN’s Port Forwarding add-on can help you in dozens of ways. Here are some top ways you can make the most of the add-on:

    • You can allow or disallow the desired ports on all your favorite devices
    • You can remotely access your device from anywhere in the world
    • You can improve your downloading speeds
    • You can easily circumvent CGNAT (Carrier Grade NAT)
    • You can forward ports while using a VPN
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