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How to Port Forward NBA 2K11

NBA 2K11 is a Sports game published by 2K Sports released in 2010.

NBA 2K11 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.

Port Forward NBA 2K11

When you are playing NBA 2K11 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:

  • The IP address of your network router.
  • Your gaming machine's IP address.
  • The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.

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

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The general 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.
  • Intermittently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Which Ports Does NBA 2K11 Require

The connection ports that need to be forwarded for NBA 2K11 are as follows:

NBA 2K11 - Playstation 3

  • TCP: 1745,1795,3074,3478-3480,5223,8080
  • UDP: 88,1745,1795,3064,3074,3478-3479,3658

NBA 2K11 - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 1745,1795,3074
  • UDP: 88,1745,1795,3064,3074

NBA 2K11 - PC

  • TCP: 1745,1795,3074
  • UDP: 88,1745,1795,3064,3074

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and NBA 2K11 simply follow one of these links:

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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.