Configuring pfSense Software for Online Gaming

This page provides information on using pfSense® software with online games.

First, many games will require the use of Static Port or UPnP/NAT-PMP.

The forum often has a wide array of threads for specific games and consoles. Search there for games if they are not listed here.

Specific Game/Console Information

Recommendations for specific games can be found below. If any special handling is required but not listed here, please submit a documentation update. Include a link to manufacturer’s documentation when possible.

NB: What works to make a single console/device work from behind a firewall may not work for multiple consoles/devices behind the same firewall.

Nintendo Wii/Wii U/3DS

No special configuration is typically required, though some cases may need UPnP to work. See What are UPnP and NAT-PMP.

Nintendo Switch

Static Port should be setup. See Static Port.


Varies by game, but typically UPnP/NAT-PMP or manual port forwards are enough to make it work. Some may require Static Port.

Gunz Online

To use multiple machines behind pfSense to play, configure each Gunz Online machine with a different port. Visit NAT > Outbound and setup a custom port entry for each machine using the appropriate custom port.

Xbox One

Static Port should be setup. UPnP may also be required in some cases. See Static Port, UPnP/NAT-PMP. Xbox Support