Network Utilities

Port Forwarding for The Sims 3

The Sims 3 is Electronic Arts's Simulation game released in 2008.

The Sims 3 is a simulation game. In a simulation game the main goal is to simulate a real life situation either for entertainment or education. There are many different types of simulation games such as flying, sports, driving, and farming. One of the earliest simulation games was SimCity which is considered a social simulation game.

How to Port Forward The Sims 3

When you are playing The Sims 3 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:

  • Your router's IP address.
  • Your gaming machine's IP address.
  • The TCP and UDP ports to forward.

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

Our Network Utilities software makes port forwarding a breeze. You can be done in just a few minutes.

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 appropriate box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the matching boxes in your router.
  • On occasion you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports To Forward for The Sims 3

The ports for The Sims 3 are as follows:

The Sims 3 - PC

  • We do not know the PC ports for The Sims 3 yet. If you know them please send us a message using our Message System.

The Sims 3 - Playstation 3

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

The Sims 3 - Wii

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

The Sims 3 - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,3074

We have guides that are custom tailored for The Sims 3 that will show you the ports that need to be forwarded in your router.

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.