How to Port Forward Mass Effect 3

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Mass Effect 3 is an Action, Role-Playing, Shooter, and Third-Person game published by Electronic Arts released in 2012.

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Mass Effect 3 has the following styles of play.

How to Port Forward Mass Effect 3

When you are playing Mass Effect 3 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 on occasion 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:

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

Use our Network Utilities for a quick way to get your ports forwarded. Network utilities makes it easy to enable and disable your port forwards to keep your network security as tight as possible. You can also do it by hand by following these steps.

The normal process for forwarding a port is:

Ports Required for Mass Effect 3

The specific incoming ports for Mass Effect 3 are as follows:

Mass Effect 3 - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88, 3074, 3659, 5659, 6000

Mass Effect 3 - Playstation 3

  • TCP: 3478-3480, 5223, 8080
  • UDP: 3074, 3478-3479, 3658-3659, 5659, 6000

Mass Effect 3 - PC

  • TCP:
  • UDP: 3659, 5659, 6000

Mass Effect 3 - Steam

  • TCP: 27015-27030, 27036-27037
  • UDP: 3659, 4380, 5659, 6000, 27000-27031, 27036

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Mass Effect 3 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.

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