Set Up Twitch Port Forwarding In A Few Simple Steps: Here’s How
It still comes as a surprise to many but gaming has evolved past its reputation as a simple hobby. Some streamers earn in the millions for streaming their gaming sessions. They’re followed by avid fans and a loyal following. However, the entire experience can be tainted if you have a slow internet connection. This isn’t good for the one streaming, neither for the millions that tune in to see their favorite Twitch streamers playing Red Dead Redemption II with an interesting mod. However, you can avoid all that thanks to Twitch port forwarding.
Why Set Up Twitch Port Forwarding?
The next obvious question is, why port forwarding? Well, in a nutshell, it is nothing more than creating a direct connection between an external source and your private LAN. Also known as port mapping, port forwarding is not a complicated process. It can be done within a few minutes. Read on to learn how.
Things You’ll Need
You’ll need the following info beforehand:
- The IP Address of your router.
- The IP Address of your gaming console/PC (You can read our detailed port forwarding guides for Xbox and PlayStation to learn how to find these)
- The TCP and UDP ports for each game (These can be found at the end of every port forwarding guide)
How To Forward Ports
Here’s how you’ll set up port forwarding for Twitch:
- Enter your router’s IP address in any web browser’s address bar.
- Log in to the router.
- Scroll down to the port forwarding section. It should be located under Advanced or NAT settings on most popular routers from Asus, Spectrum, or TP-Link.
- Add a port forward entry.
- Enter the IP Address of your device, such as your phone or PC, depending on which device you’re using Twitch.
- Now enter “5050” for both starting and ending ports. Carefully tick UDP for each port.
- Save this entry and reboot your router for the changes to take effect.
Resources At Port Forwarding Hub
You’ll find detailed guides on how to set up port forwarding on all the popular games as well as routers. Here at Port Forwarding Hub, we’re consistently working on adding all the new titles and routers to our extensive list of port forwarding guides.