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How to Port Forward Top Spin 3

Top Spin 3 is 2K Sports's Sports game released in 2008.

Top Spin 3 is in the sports category of games. Most sports games allow you to manage not only the action during the game but also the "behind the scenes" aspect of the game.

Port Forward Top Spin 3

When you are playing Top Spin 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 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:

  • 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.
  • A list of TCP and UDP ports to forward.

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:

  • Login to your router.
  • Locate your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the correct box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the corresponding boxes in your router.
  • Intermittently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Which Ports Does Top Spin 3 Require

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Top Spin 3 are as follows:

Top Spin 3 - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 3074

Top Spin 3 - Playstation 3

  • TCP: 5223
  • UDP: 5223,3478,3479,3658

We have guides that are custom tailored for Top Spin 3 that will show you the required incoming ports.

After that you're done - your ports should be open. Wait, there's more... Check out our growing list of games and applications.

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.