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How to Port Forward Need for Speed Most Wanted

Need for Speed: Most Wanted is Electronic Arts's Driving/Racing game released in 2005.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted offers the following genres of gameplay.

How to Port Forward Need for Speed: Most Wanted

When you are playing Need for Speed: Most Wanted 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.
  • A list of 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

The easiest way to do this is to use Network Utilities. Network Utilities can forward your ports in just a few clicks, and close them back down when you are done just as easily. You can also do it the manual way.

The process for forwarding a port is usually:

  • Login 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.

Ports To Forward for Need for Speed: Most Wanted

The necessary ports for Need for Speed: Most Wanted are as follows:

Need for Speed: Most Wanted - PC

  • TCP: 13505,30900-30999
  • UDP: 3658

Need for Speed: Most Wanted - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,3074

We have guides that are custom tailored for Need for Speed: Most Wanted that will show you the ports.

That's all it takes to forward your ports. For more on how to port forward, check out our 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.