How to Create a Port Forward in Your Router for DCS World

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February 23, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

DCS World is an Open-World, Action, Flight, and Simulation game published by The Fighter Collection released in 2008.


DCS World has the following styles of play.

Port Forward DCS World

When you are playing DCS World 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 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

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:

Ports Required for DCS World

The required ports that need to be forwarded for DCS World are as follows:

DCS World - PC

  • TCP: 10308
  • UDP: 10308

DCS World - Steam

  • TCP: 10308, 27015-27030, 27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380, 10308, 27000-27031, 27036

We have guides that are custom tailored for DCS World that will show you the connection ports.

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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