How to Create a Port Forward in Your Router for SimCity 2000

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

SimCity 2000 is Maxis, Electronic Arts's Strategy and Management game with a release date in 1996.

SimCity 2000 includes the following styles of play.

How to Port Forward SimCity 2000

When you are playing SimCity 2000 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

The fastest 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 general process for forwarding a port is:

Which Ports Does SimCity 2000 Require

The required incoming ports for SimCity 2000 are as follows:

SimCity 2000 - PC

  • TCP: 2586
  • UDP: 2586

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and SimCity 2000 simply follow one of these links:

That should do it; your ports are now forwarded. Need something else forwarded? Check out our list of games and programs.

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