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 Action, Adventure, Role-Playing, and MMO game released in 2004.

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight artwork featuring Alexstrasza the Life-Binder in the Dragon Isles
World of Warcraft: Dragonflight artwork featuring Alexstrasza the Life-Binder in the Dragon Isles

Ports To Forward for World of Warcraft

The incoming connection ports for World of Warcraft are as follows:

World of Warcraft - PC

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

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and World of Warcraft simply follow one of these links:

World of Warcraft includes the following styles of play.

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 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 find 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

To easily and quickly get your ports forwarded use the Network Utilities software. Network Utilities allows you to forward ports only when you need them, and then close them again when you are done. This makes keeping your network more secure much easier. You can also do it by hand.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

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

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