How to Port Forward World of WarCraft

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

World of WarCraft is Blizzard Entertainment's MMO and Role-Playing game released in 2004.

World of WarCraft includes the following styles of gameplay.

How to Port Forward World of WarCraft

When you are playing World of WarCraft 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 on occasion 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 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

Most people use our Network Utilities software package to forward ports. It's the fastest way to forward ports when you need them and then close them when you do not. You can also do it by hand.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

Ports Required for World of WarCraft

The exact ports that need to be forwarded for World of WarCraft are as follows:

World of WarCraft - PC

  • TCP: 1119, 3724, 6012
  • UDP: 1119, 3724, 6012

We have guides that are custom tailored for World of WarCraft that will show you the incoming ports.

That's all it takes to get your ports open. Don't forget to check out our growing list of games and programs.

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