Creating a Port Forward in Your Router for GameSpy

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July 22, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 1 minutes

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for GameSpy are:

GameSpy - PC

  • TCP:
  • UDP: 8871

Setting Up a Port Forward for GameSpy

You may need to forward ports in your router when you use GameSpy. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to GameSpy.

Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

Locate Your Router's IP Address

We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.

You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.

Setting Up a Port Forward for GameSpy

We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. 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.

You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The way to forward a port is:

Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.

You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for GameSpy:

List of Routers - Customized for GameSpy

Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for GameSpy.

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