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How to Port Forward Sonic Mania

Sonic Mania is a 2D, Action, and Platformer game published by Sega released in 2017.

Sonic Mania has the following styles of play.

  • In a 2D style game the graphics are usually more flat and do not have a 3D appearance. Some 2D games will have flat graphics with a 3D appearance to them but they are still considered 2D games.
  • Games that are considered action are all about centering the player in the middle of an evolving situation.
  • Platform games are usually action games that require the player to hop from one platform to another, usually in some sort of acrobatic way. They are good for people with fast reflexes. They can come in short and long story varieties. Typical platform games are Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog.

Port Forward Sonic Mania

When you are playing Sonic Mania 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 intermittently 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 navigate to 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

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The process for forwarding a port is usually:

  • Start by logging in to your router.
  • Find your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the proper box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the corresponding boxes in your router.
  • Sometimes you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports To Forward for Sonic Mania

The connection ports that need to be forwarded for Sonic Mania are as follows:

Sonic Mania - Playstation 4

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

Sonic Mania - Xbox One

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

Sonic Mania - PC

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

Sonic Mania - Switch

  • TCP: 6667,12400,28910,29900,29901,29920
  • UDP: 1-65535

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

That should do it; your ports are now forwarded. Need something else forwarded? Check out our 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.