How to Port Forward Starcraft

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

StarCraft is a Real-Time and Strategy game published by Blizzard Entertainment released in 1998.

StarCraft game artwork featuring a team of Terrans
StarCraft game artwork featuring a team of Terrans

Ports Required for StarCraft

The necessary ports that need to be forwarded for StarCraft are as follows:

StarCraft - PC

  • TCP: 6112
  • UDP: 6112

We have guides that are custom tailored for StarCraft that will show you the network ports.

When you play StarCraft you will enjoy the following styles of play.

Port Forward StarCraft

When you are playing StarCraft 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 frequently 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 click the links to get 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

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 usual 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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