How to Port Forward Civilization IV

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

Sid Meier's Civilization IV is 2K Games's Turn-Based and Strategy game released in 2005.

When you play Sid Meier's Civilization IV you will experience the following styles of play.

Port Forward Sid Meier's Civilization IV

When you are playing Sid Meier's Civilization IV 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 on occasion 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 click the links to get to your router's IP Address

The easiest way to locate 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

Most people use our Network Utilities software package to forward ports. It's the fastest way to forward ports when you need them and then close them when you do not. You can also do it by hand.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

Ports Required for Sid Meier's Civilization IV

The specific incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Sid Meier's Civilization IV are as follows:

Sid Meier's Civilization IV - PC

  • TCP: 2033, 2056, 3783, 6500, 6667, 28900, 29900-29001
  • UDP: 2302-2400, 6500, 6515, 13139, 27900

We have guides that are custom tailored for Sid Meier's Civilization IV that will show you the network ports.

That should be all you have to do to forward your ports. Check our growing list of games and applications for more port forwarding guides.

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