Gaming Consoles & PCs How to Find Your Xbox One IP Address by Jeremy Laukkonen Writer Jeremy Laukkonen is tech writer and the creator of a popular blog and video game startup. He also ghostwrites articles for numerous major trade publications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Jeremy Laukkonen Updated on November 10, 2019 reviewed by Jessica Kormos Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jessica Kormos is a writer and editor with 15 years' experience writing articles, copy, and UX content for Tecca.com, Rosenfeld Media, and many others. our review board Article reviewed on Apr 24, 2020 Jessica Kormos Consoles & PCs Xbox Buyer's Guide Tweet Share Email There are a few different reasons that you might need to know your Xbox One IP address. If you're trying to stream your Xbox One to a PC, and the console doesn't show up in the Windows 10 Xbox app, then the only way to connect is to manually enter the correct IP address. There are also situations where voice chat or multiplayer will fail to work correctly on an Xbox One due to router security settings, in which case the only way to fix the problem is to know the IP address of the console. How to Find an Xbox One IP Address Finding the IP address of an Xbox One is an extremely easy process. You'll need to have access to the console, turn it on, and then make sure it's connected to your network. If you're absolutely sure the Xbox One is connected to your network, you can find its IP address through following these steps: Open System > SettingsSelect Network > Network settingsSelect Advanced settings On this screen, you will see the current IP address of your Xbox One on the right. You will also see the port it is currently using and other information that may be useful for diagnostic purposes if voice chat or multiplayer aren't working correctly. Why Would an Xbox One Need a Static IP? Depending on how your network is set up, you may find that your Xbox One is assigned a different IP address every single time it connects to the network. This usually isn't a problem, but there are situations where it can be useful to have a static IP that never changes. The main reason to assign a static IP is that it will allow you to make advanced changes to your network settings that will apply only to the Xbox One. For instance, you may be able to access the advanced settings in your router to change the network address translation (NAT) type to fix Xbox One connection problems. If you are experiencing that problem, you will also have to forward ports in the advanced settings of your router. Here are the ports that you typically need to forward: TCP: 53, 80, 3074UDP: 53, 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500 Depending on your router, you may be able to set a static IP address from the router control panel. If that isn't possible, then you can set a static IP right from the Xbox One itself. How to Set a Static IP Address for Xbox One Setting a static IP address for an Xbox One only takes a few more steps than it takes to find the IP address in the first place: Open System > SettingsSelect Network > Network settingsSelect Advanced settingsWrite down the current IP addressSelect IP settingsSwitch from Automatic to ManualInput the IP address you wrote down in a previous step, and press Enter. You can enter any IP address you want, but using the one that was already assigned ensures that you won't accidentally create a conflict.