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How to Open a Port in Your Router for MLB The Show 21

MLB The Show 21 is a Sports game published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, MLB released in 2021.

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MLB The Show 21 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 MLB The Show 21

When you are playing MLB The Show 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 intermittently 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.
  • The IP address of the device that the game will play on: either your computer or your console.
  • A list of TCP and UDP ports to forward.

How to locate your Router's IP Address

The easiest way to find 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

An easy way to do this is use our Network Utilities software. It can open your ports with just a few clicks. Then when you are done you can just was quickly close your ports again. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

  • Start by logging in to your router.
  • 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 corresponding boxes in your router.
  • Frequently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Which Ports Does MLB The Show 21 Require

The network ports for MLB The Show 21 are as follows:

MLB The Show 21 - Playstation 4

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

MLB The Show 21 - Playstation 5

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

MLB The Show 21 - Xbox One

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

MLB The Show 21 - Xbox Series X

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

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and MLB The Show 21 simply follow one of these links:

When you are done following those steps your ports will be forwarded. Be sure to check out our full list of games and programs that can be forwarded.

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.