How to Port Forward BioShock

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

BioShock is a First Person Shooter game published by 2K Games released in 2007.

When you play BioShock you will experience the following styles of play.

Port Forward BioShock

When you are playing BioShock you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is a useful trick in gaming because it can really help to make your network connection most stable and intermittently even faster. Routers were not designed to allow incoming network requests and some games can play tremendously better if an incoming connection is forwarded through the router to the game.

Before You Forward a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

How to locate your router's IP Address

The easiest way to click the links to get to your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.

How To Forward Ports

An easy way to do this is use our Network Utilities software. It can open your ports with just a few clicks. Then when you are done you can just was quickly close your ports again. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The process for forwarding a port is usually:

Ports To Forward for BioShock

The ports that need to be forwarded in your router that need to be forwarded for BioShock are as follows:

BioShock - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88, 3074

BioShock - Playstation 3

  • TCP: 3478-3480, 5223, 8080
  • UDP: 3074, 3478-3479, 3658

BioShock - PC

  • We do not know the PC ports for BioShock yet. If you know them please send us a message using our Message System.

BioShock - Steam

  • TCP: 27015-27030, 27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380, 27000-27031, 27036

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and BioShock simply follow one of these links:

That's all it takes to get your ports open. Don't forget to check out our growing list of games and programs.

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