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How to Port Forward NHL 08

NHL 08 is EA Sports's Sports game released in 2007.

When you play NHL 08 you will enjoy the following styles of play.

  • Sports games can be either realistic or satirical, and can be either competitive or simply entertaining. Most sports games involve both physics and tactics and take place in some sort of arena.
  • Hockey games allow the player to maneuver around on the ice with normal skating and deking, while passing to other teammates to score. You can frequently control either the players or the goalie, and many of the large franchises like NHL support team management and career mode.

Port Forward NHL 08

When you are playing NHL 08 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 to forward.

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:

  • 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 appropriate 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 Required for NHL 08

The necessary ports that need to be forwarded for NHL 08 are as follows:

NHL 08 - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 3074

NHL 08 - Playstation 3

  • TCP: 5223
  • UDP: 5223,3478,3479,3658

We have guides that are custom tailored for NHL 08 that will show you the required ports that need to be forwarded.

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.