The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for DirectX 7 are:
DirectX 7 - PC
- TCP: 2300-2400, 47624
- UDP: 2300-2400
Forward Ports for DirectX 7
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use DirectX 7. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to DirectX 7.
By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:
- The IP address of your router.
- The IP address of your computer.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
How to Locate Your Router's IP Address
You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.
You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.
Setting Up a Port Forward for DirectX 7
We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. With Network Utilities, you can easily forward ports and also un-forward ports quickly so that you can keep your network up to date with the ports that you need forwarded and maximize your network security.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The process for forwarding a port is:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type your computer's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for DirectX 7 in the correct boxes in your router.
Frequently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for DirectX 7:
List of Routers - Customized for DirectX 7
Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for DirectX 7.