Network Utilities

Forwarding Ports in Your Router for Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program is Private Division's Flight, Simulation, and Strategy game with a release date in 2015.

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Kerbal Space Program offers the following genres of gameplay.

  • 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.
  • In a simulation game the primary goal is to simulate a real life situation either for education or entertainment. Simulation games have a huge vareity of types including sports, driving, flying, and dating. Some of the most popular sims of all time are SimCity and Madden NFL.
  • Strategy games tend to focus on planning and skillful thinking in order to beat either real players or bots. They can be either real-time in which the play clock ticks continuously or turn-based where each player has a dedicated turn to finish their action. It is not uncommon to include exploration and resource management.

Port Forward Kerbal Space Program

When you are playing Kerbal Space Program 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 that need to be forwarded.

How to find 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 forward a port is to use our Network Utilities suite of tools. With our software you can quickly and easily turn your port forwards on and off for multiple programs at any time. Or just keep reading to learn how to do it by hand.

The process for forwarding a port is generally:

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

Which Ports Does Kerbal Space Program Require

The specific incoming ports for Kerbal Space Program are as follows:

Kerbal Space Program - PC

  • We do not know the PC ports for Kerbal Space Program yet. If you know them please send us a message using our Message System.

Kerbal Space Program - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 1935,3478-3480
  • UDP: 3074,3478-3479

Kerbal Space Program - Steam

  • TCP: 27015-27030,27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380,27000-27031,27036

Kerbal Space Program - Xbox One

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,500,3074,3544,4500

We have guides that are custom tailored for Kerbal Space Program that will show you the incoming connection ports.

That's all it takes to open your ports. Want to learn how to create more port forwards? Check out our list of games and applications.

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.