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How to Port Forward Madden NFL 08

Madden NFL 08 is EA Sports's Sports game released in 2007.

Madden NFL 08 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.

How to Port Forward Madden NFL 08

When you are playing Madden NFL 08 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 frequently 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:

  • Your router's IP address.
  • Your gaming machine's IP address.
  • A list of 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:

  • Open a web browser and navigate to your router's IP address.
  • Locate your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the correct 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 Madden NFL 08 Require

The necessary ports that need to be forwarded for Madden NFL 08 are as follows:

Madden NFL 08 - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 3074

Madden NFL 08 - Playstation 3

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

Madden NFL 08 - PC

  • TCP:
  • UDP: 1795,1797,3658,9570

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Madden NFL 08 simply follow one of these links:

That's all it takes to forward your ports. Have more games that need a boost? Check out our growing 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.