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How to Forward Ports in Your Router for Madden NFL 21

Madden NFL 21 is a Sports and Football (American) game published by EA Sports released in 2020.


Madden NFL 21 includes the following styles of gameplay.

  • Sports games simulate a variety of sports including football, baseball, basketball, track and field, and combat sports. They tend to be very competitive. Some are realistically modeled after their real world counterparts while others are satirical with a stronger emphasis on entertainment. Many sports games feature players from the real world in them.
  • American style football games usually allow you to control the players on the ground and the coaching staff. Typical game play involves picking teams, trading players, picking plays, and actually controlling the action on the ground. A very popular example is the Madden series of football games.

How to Port Forward Madden NFL 21

When you are playing Madden NFL 21 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:

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

Most people use our Network Utilities software package to forward ports. It's the fastest way to forward ports when you need them and then close them when you do not. You can also do it by hand.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

  • Open a web browser and navigate to your router's IP address.
  • Find 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 matching boxes in your router.
  • Sometimes you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports Required for Madden NFL 21

The specific ports for Madden NFL 21 are as follows:

Madden NFL 21 - PC

  • TCP: 3216,8080,8094,8097,10000-19999,42125-42126,42210
  • UDP: 3126,10000-19999

Madden NFL 21 - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 465,983,1935,3478-3480,5223,10070-10080
  • UDP: 3074,3478-3479,3658,10070

Madden NFL 21 - Xbox One

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

Madden NFL 21 - Steam

  • TCP: 3216,8080,8094,8097,10000-19999,27015-27030,27036-27037,42125-42126,42210
  • UDP: 3126,4380,10000-19999,27000-27031,27036

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Madden NFL 21 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.