Network Utilities

How To Open Ports in Your Router for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is a Driving/Racing and Action game published by Electronic Arts released in 2010.

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit has the following genres of gameplay.

  • In driving/racing style games you are in control of a vehicle, either from its cockpit or from a chase camera. They are usually fast paced and reflex based. Some of them have story modes while others are more arcade style. Popular driving racing games include Forza, Dirt, and Mario Kart.
  • Action games are usually a bit faster than other games and require quick reflexes. You frequently jump platforms, shoot enemy mobs, climb ladders, and

Forward Ports for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

When you are playing Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 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:

  • 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 locate 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

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 process for forwarding a port is usually:

  • Login to your router.
  • Locate 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.
  • Sometimes you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports Required for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

The required incoming ports for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit are as follows:

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - PC

  • TCP: 8080
  • UDP:

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - Steam

  • TCP: 8080,27015-27030,27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380,27000-27031,27036

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - Playstation 3

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

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - Wii

  • TCP: 6667,12400,28910,29900,29901,29920
  • UDP: 1-65535

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,3074

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - Playstation 4

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

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - Xbox One

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

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - Switch

  • TCP: 6667,12400,28910,29900,29901,29920
  • UDP: 1-65535

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 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.