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How to Port Forward NBA 2K9

NBA 2K9 is 2K Sports's Sports game released in 2008.

NBA 2K9 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 NBA 2K9

When you are playing NBA 2K9 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 sometimes 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 normal 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 applicable 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 NBA 2K9 Require

The required ports that need to be forwarded for NBA 2K9 are as follows:

NBA 2K9 - Xbox 360

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

NBA 2K9 - Playstation 3

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

NBA 2K9 - PC

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for NBA 2K9 that will show you the incoming connection ports.

After that you're done - your ports should be open. Wait, there's more... 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.