Network Utilities

Creating a Port Forward in Your Router for Colin McRae: DiRT 2

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 is Codemasters's Driving/Racing game with a release date in 2009.

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 is a driving / racing style of game. Most driving / racing games are some sort of competition, and can be on land, sea, air, or outer space. In some racing games the is either 1st person in the cockpit or 3rd person such as a chase cam, while other games allow you to switch freely between the two views. Racing games are considered sports games.

Forward Ports for Colin McRae: DiRT 2

When you are playing Colin McRae: DiRT 2 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 sometimes 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:

  • The IP address of your network router.
  • The IP address of the device that the game will play on: either your computer or your console.
  • The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.

How to locate your router's IP Address

The easiest way to find 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

Quickly get your ports forwarded using Network Utilities. Then when you are done you can just as easily close your ports back down to keep your network as secure as possible. You can also do it manually.

The process for forwarding a port is generally:

  • Login to your router.
  • Find your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the applicable box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the matching boxes in your router.
  • Intermittently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports Required for Colin McRae: DiRT 2

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Colin McRae: DiRT 2 are as follows:

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 - PC

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,3074

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 - Playstation 3

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

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,3074

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 - Wii

  • TCP: 6667,12400,28910,29900,29901,29920
  • UDP: 1-65535

We have guides that are custom tailored for Colin McRae: DiRT 2 that will show you the exact 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.

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer is an owner and programmer for PortForward. You can find more of his articles in the Games and Applications section of our site.