Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for Blizzard Battlenet:
Blizzard Battlenet - PC
- TCP: 4000, 6112-6119
- UDP: 4000, 6112-6119
Forwarding Ports for Blizzard Battlenet
You may need to forward ports in your router when you use Blizzard Battlenet. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to Blizzard Battlenet.
Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding ports you can work around this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List
Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:
- Your router's IP address.
- The IP address of your computer.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.
If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.
Setting Up a Port Forward for Blizzard Battlenet
We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them.
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.
- Locate the section in your router that deals with port forwarding.
- Put your computer's IP address in the proper box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for Blizzard Battlenet in the correct boxes in your router.
Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Blizzard Battlenet:
List of Routers - Customized for Blizzard Battlenet
That is the process required to forward ports in your router for Blizzard Battlenet.