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How to Port Forward IL-2 Sturmovik Birds of Prey

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is 505 Games, 1C Company's Flight game released in 2009.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is a flight game. Flight games are similar to car driving games in that you are usually in the cockpit of a plane or helicopter. They can also be from the view of a chase camera. Some flight games are atmospheric and some are space based.

How to Port Forward IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

When you are playing IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 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 sometimes 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.
  • The TCP and UDP ports to forward.

How to click the links to get to 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

The fastest way to do this is to use Network Utilities. Network Utilities can forward your ports in just a few clicks, and close them back down when you are done just as easily. You can also do it the manual way.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

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

Which Ports Does IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Require

The necessary ports that need to be forwarded for IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey are as follows:

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,3074

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey - Playstation 3

  • TCP: 3478-3480,5223,8080
  • UDP: 3074,3478-3479,3658

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey 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.