How to set up a DMZ for your Xbox One router
A Demilitarised Zone, or DMZ by it’s more familiar term, is a security protocol that puts a particular device – in this case your Xbox One – outside of the boundaries of the router, in essence unblocking every port rather than just game-specific ones. While using this on your PC would make it vulnerable to external attacks – such as viruses – using it on your Xbox One won’t be problematic, though using DMZ is more of an extreme fix if you’re having consistent connection problems.
1. First you’ll need to find out what the IP address of your Xbox One is. Go into the Advanced Settings from the main Networks Settings menu. Here you’ll see a list of numbers on the right-hand side, with the console’s IP address. Note this down, you’ll need this later.
2. Now access your router. This time you are looking for the term ‘DMZ’, which is often located within other menus to do with your router’s security or firewall details. It may also appear as ‘DMZ Host’ somewhere in the router menus.
3. In the DMZ option you’ll need to specify which device the DMZ will be added to, in this case, your Xbox One. Enter the IP address of the Xbox One that you noted down earlier and then enable the DMZ – now your Xbox One is free of restrictions.