Network Utilities

How To Open Ports in Your Router for Shenmue I & II

Shenmue I & II is Sega's Action, Adventure, and Compilation game with a release date in 2018.

Shenmue I & II offers the following genres of gameplay.

  • Action games are fast paced and tend to put the player in the middle of the action, requiring you to jump over obstacles, climb ladders, and shoot things.
  • An adventure game is where the player is usually the protagonist and plays through an evolving story. The storyline is the driving part of an adventure game.
  • Most game compilations are repackaging of older arcade games bundled together. They are frequently composed of games from the same game publisher.

Forward Ports for Shenmue I & II

When you are playing Shenmue I & II 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.
  • The 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

Quickly get your ports forwarded using Network Utilities. Then when you are done you can just as easily close your ports back down to keep your network as secure as possible. You can also do it manually.

The process for forwarding a port is usually:

  • Open a web browser and navigate to your router's IP address.
  • 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 matching boxes in your router.
  • Frequently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Which Ports Does Shenmue I & II Require

The ports that need to be forwarded for Shenmue I & II are as follows:

Shenmue I & II - Steam

  • TCP: 27015-27030,27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380,27000-27031,27036

Shenmue I & II - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 1935,3478-3480
  • UDP: 3074,3478-3479

Shenmue I & II - Xbox One

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for Shenmue I & II that will show you the ports that need to be forwarded in your router.

That's all it takes to get your ports open. Don't forget to check out our growing list of games and programs.

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.