Network Utilities

Forwarding Ports in Your Router for Plants vs. Zombies

Plants vs. Zombies is a Real-Time and Strategy game published by PopCap Games, Electronic Arts released in 2009.

Plants vs. Zombies has the following styles of gameplay.

  • Real time strategy games do not have turns, but instead have both players competing at the same time. They typically involve a mostly top down view and involve troop and building creation as well as resource management such as mining and logging. Popular examples are Warcraft and StarCraft.
  • Strategy games tend to focus on planning and skillful thinking in order to beat either real players or bots. They can be either real-time in which the play clock ticks continuously or turn-based where each player has a dedicated turn to finish their action. It is not uncommon to include exploration and resource management.

Port Forward Plants vs. Zombies

When you are playing Plants vs. Zombies 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 network router.
  • The IP address of the device that the game will play on: either your computer or your console.
  • The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.

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

The easiest way to forward a port is to use our Network Utilities suite of tools. With our software you can quickly and easily turn your port forwards on and off for multiple programs at any time. Or just keep reading to learn how to do it by hand.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

  • Login 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.

Ports To Forward for Plants vs. Zombies

The ports that need to be forwarded in your router for Plants vs. Zombies are as follows:

Plants vs. Zombies - PC

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Plants vs. Zombies - Playstation 3

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

Plants vs. Zombies - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,3074

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Plants vs. Zombies simply follow one of these links:

That should be all you have to do to forward your ports. Check our growing list of games and applications 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.