How to Find Your Xbox Series X or S IP Address

Network conflicts? Solve them with your IP

What to Know

  • Press the Xbox button on your controller and go to Profile & system > Settings > General > Network settings > Advanced settings.
  • Your Xbox Series X or S will only have an IP address if it’s currently connected to your network.
  • You can also set a static IP if you need to forward ports or correct a conflict from within Network Settings.

This article explains how to find the IP address of your Xbox Series X or S console and how to set a static IP address.

How to Find an Xbox Series X or S IP Address

If you’re sure that your Xbox Series X or S is connected to your network, here’s how to find the IP address:

  1. Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the Guide.

    The Xbox Series X|S Guide.
  2. Navigate to Profile & system > Settings.

    The Profile and system menu in the Xbox Series X|S Guide.
  3. Navigate to General > Network settings.

    General settings on the Xbox Series X|S.
  4. Select Advanced settings.

    Network settings on Xbox Series X|S.
  5. Look on the right side of the screen to find the IP address.

    IP address information on Xbox Series X|S.

Does the Xbox Series X or S Need a Static IP?

Your Xbox Series X or S has an IP address just like any other device that connects to the internet, and Microsoft makes it pretty easy to find. As long as you have access to your console, and it’s connected to the internet, you can get the IP address in just a few simple steps.

By default, your Xbox Series X or S receives an IP from your router automatically. That means it can change over time, if your router decides to assign a new IP. If the console ever ends up being assigned an IP that another device on your network is trying to use, that can cause a conflict that will result in connectivity issues.

The Xbox Series X and S also allow you to assign a custom static IP if you’re having network conflicts, but that’s best left alone unless you know what you’re doing.

You normally won’t have to assign a static IP, but doing so can resolve the problem if you do end up having a conflict between your Series X or S and another device. Having a static IP also allows you to forward various ports, if you end up needing to do that to get multiplayer or voice chat working. For example, you may need to forward ports to a static IP to fix a closed network address translation (NAT) problem.

If you are experiencing that type of problem, you will need to forward ports using your router.

The ports you will typically need to forward include TCP ports 53, 80, and 3074, and UDP ports 53, 88, 500, 3074, 3544, and 4500.

How to Set a Static IP on Xbox Series X or S

If you determine that you do need a static IP on your Xbox Series X or S, you can set one from the same menu where you discovered your current IP. Just make sure you don’t select an IP that’s already in use on your network.

How to set a static IP on Xbox Series X or S:

  1. Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the Guide.

  2. Navigate to Profile & system > Settings.

  3. Navigate to General > Network settings.

  4. Select Advanced settings.

  5. Write down the subnet mask, gateway address, and DNS, as you will be using these numbers in subsequent steps.

  6. Select IP settings.

    Advanced network settings on Xbox Series X|S.
  7. Select Manual.

    IPv4 settings on Xbox Series X|S.
  8. Enter your desired IP address, and press the menu button (three horizontal lines) on your controller to continue, or select the forward arrow.

    IP settings on Xbox Series X|S.

    When entering an IP address, use the same first three numbers as the original address, and change the fourth. Make sure to use a unique address that isn’t already in use on your network. For example, you could change 255.255.255.1 to 255.255.255.12, as long as that address isn't already assigned.

  9. Enter your subnet mask, and press the menu button.

    Subnet mask on Xbox Series X|S.
  10. Enter your gateway address, and press the menu button.

    Gateway settings on Xbox Serie X|S.
  11. Enter a DNS and press the menu button.

    DNS settings on Xbox Series X|S.

    You can use the same DNS servers that you wrote down earlier, or pick any one from our list of free DNS servers.

  12. Enter a secondary DNS and press the menu button.

    Xbox Series X|S DNS settings.
  13. Check and make sure your console still connects to the internet, and that online services work.

    IP settings on Xbox Series X|S.

    The numbers in this screenshot are only an example. Do not use these numbers on your console. Use the gateway and subnet mask you wrote down earlier, and a new IP based on your original IP with just the fourth number changed.