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How to Port Forward NBA 2K12 in Your Router

NBA 2K12 is 2K Sports's Sports game released in 2011.

NBA 2K12 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.

Forward Ports for NBA 2K12

When you are playing NBA 2K12 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.
  • 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 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

Our Network Utilities software makes port forwarding a breeze. You can be done in just a few minutes.

The normal process for forwarding a port is:

  • Login to your router.
  • Find your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the appropriate box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the matching boxes in your router.
  • On occasion you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports Required for NBA 2K12

The ports that need to be forwarded for NBA 2K12 are as follows:

NBA 2K12 - PC

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

NBA 2K12 - Playstation 3

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

NBA 2K12 - Xbox 360

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for NBA 2K12 that will show you the ports.

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.