Network Utilities

Creating a Port Forward in Your Router for Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) is Electronic Arts's Driving/Racing game with a release date in 2012.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) is a driving / racing style of game. Most driving / racing games are some sort of competition, and can be on land, sea, air, or outer space. In some racing games the is either 1st person in the cockpit or 3rd person such as a chase cam, while other games allow you to switch freely between the two views. Racing games are considered sports games.

How to Port Forward Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

When you are playing Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) 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 network router.
  • 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 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

Most people use our Network Utilities software package to forward ports. It's the easiest way to forward ports when you need them and then close them when you do not. You can also do it by hand.

The general process for forwarding a port is:

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

Which Ports Does Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) Require

The exact ports for Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) are as follows:

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) - PC

  • TCP: 1024-1124,3216,8080,9960-9969,18000,18060,18120,27900,28910,29900
  • UDP: 1024-1124,18000,29900

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) - Playstation 3

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

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,3074

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) simply follow one of these links:

After following those steps your ports should be forwarded. Head to our applications and games list for more port forwarding guides.

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.