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How to Port Forward FIFA Soccer 09

FIFA Soccer 09 is a Sports game published by EA Sports released in 2008.

FIFA Soccer 09 is in the sports category of games. Most sports games allow you to manage not only the action during the game but also the "behind the scenes" aspect of the game.

Forward Ports for FIFA Soccer 09

When you are playing FIFA Soccer 09 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:

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

How to locate your Router's IP Address

The easiest way to click the links to get to 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

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. 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. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The general process for forwarding a port is:

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

Ports Required for FIFA Soccer 09

The ports that need to be forwarded for FIFA Soccer 09 are as follows:

FIFA Soccer 09 - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 3074

FIFA Soccer 09 - Playstation 3

  • TCP: 5223
  • UDP: 5223,3478,3479,3658

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and FIFA Soccer 09 simply follow one of these links:

That should do it; your ports are now forwarded. Need something else forwarded? Check out our list of games and programs.

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.