When you use Battle.net Desktop Application you might need to forward some ports in your router. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to Battle.net Desktop Application.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.
Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- The IP address of your router.
- The internal IP address of your computer.
- A list of TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
Setting Up a Port Forward for Battle.net Desktop Application
A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Network Utilities lets you manage port forwards by putting them in when you need them and also removing the ones that you no longer need which maximized network security.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Put the IP address of your computer in the proper box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for Battle.net Desktop Application in the correct boxes in your router.
Frequently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Battle.net Desktop Application:
List of Routers - Customized for Battle.net Desktop Application
Forwarding Ports for Battle.net Desktop Application
The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Battle.net Desktop Application are:
Battle.net Desktop Application - PC
- TCP: 1119
- UDP: 1119
That's all it takes to forward your ports for Battle.net Desktop Application.