Opening Ports for GGPO using Your Router

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

Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for GGPO:

GGPO - PC

  • TCP: 7000
  • UDP: 6000-6009

Forwarding Ports for GGPO

When you use GGPO you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to GGPO.

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

Before Forwarding a Port Checkoff This To Do List

Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:

Find Your Router's IP Address

To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.

If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.

Setting Up a Port Forward for GGPO

The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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 normal process for forwarding a port is:

You probably will need 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 GGPO:

List of Routers - Customized for GGPO

Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for GGPO.

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