Opening Ports for NHL 21 using Your Router

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NHL 21 is a Sports and Simulation game published by EA Sports released in 2020.

NHL 21 cover featuring Alexander Ovechkin
NHL 21 cover featuring Alexander Ovechkin

Ports Required for NHL 21

The necessary ports for NHL 21 are as follows:

NHL 21 - Playstation 4

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

NHL 21 - Xbox One

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

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NHL 21 includes the following styles of play.

Port Forward NHL 21

When you are playing NHL 21 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:

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 normal process for forwarding a port is:

That's all it takes to open your ports. Want more? Check out our growing list of games and applications.

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