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After checking blizzard support, it seems that the port information you gave is different depending on the pages you are viewing.

Kindly make them consistent.

And what are the real firewall ports.

I got 80, 1119-1120, 3724, 4000, and 6112-6114.

"6881-6999 for the TCP (also called TCP/IP) protocol" - and just to verify if I don't have a router I don't need to worry about this right?

I got a usb modem - model number: zte mf627

Thanks in advance.
Can you give us pages where they're not consistent? We probably need to remove port 1120 since we haven't used that for a month or so now (not that I know of) and port 80 shouldn't be modified with. Other ones look valid if you're talking about the Downloader. For the game itself, you can omit 6881-6999.

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I would but am lazy too pull them up and check it from history... but will you give me a prize if I look them up for you guys again... lol...

am sure someone is paid to monitor and make sure those information are consistent so just report it... i just googled it and used the search option in blizzard support..

btw... maybe you guys should close down the other forum already in the old site.. well maybe you did and I just didn't see it but it still allowed me to post..

0. Firewall Ports 11/18/2010 01:08:34 AM GMT+08:00 < post in old website and still no reply :D

thanks for the help and quick reply though chief

later...


The old forum will go to a read-only state for a bit for people to copy whatever they want (sticky, guides, etc) and then it'll eventually be deleted.

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Just 'cause you asked:

http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=21073

for your router, lists 3724, 4000, 6112-6114, and 6881-6999,

http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=21072

for your firewall lists 80, 1119-1120, 3724, 4000, 6112-6114, and 6881-6999

http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/faq/blizzarddownloader.html

for both, lists only 6112, 3724, and 6881-6999


The first two are easy to find- from the community site (new or old) click support > World of Warcraft > Technical Support > Firewall should be on the Hot Issues list, then select the link for either router or firewall.

Three cheers for correcting information!
~M
Just 'cause you asked:

http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=21073

for your router, lists 3724, 4000, 6112-6114, and 6881-6999,

http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=21072

for your firewall lists 80, 1119-1120, 3724, 4000, 6112-6114, and 6881-6999

http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/faq/blizzarddownloader.html

for both, lists only 6112, 3724, and 6881-6999


The first two are easy to find- from the community site (new or old) click support > World of Warcraft > Technical Support > Firewall should be on the Hot Issues list, then select the link for either router or firewall.

Three cheers for correcting information!
~M


awesome murail!!

cheers

hope they give you a prize.. haha..
Hi I am using Windows 7, should I create a port for both inbound and outbound?

Also another post said I should do both TCP and UDP as well? Please clarify. Thanks.
bump :D
Datth wrote the following on 11/17/2010

11/17/2010 09:37 AMPosted by datth
Can you give us pages where they're not consistent? We probably need to remove port 1120 since we haven't used that for a month or so now (not that I know of) and port 80 shouldn't be modified with. Other ones look valid if you're talking about the Downloader. For the game itself, you can omit 6881-6999

To me, this is not a clear explanation, and it still contradicts other information in random places on Blizzard's sites.

Today is 08/17/2012 and I still cannot find a Sticky or any page that lists exactly how to configure ALL (not just some, but ALL) required ports, whether they are TCP, UDP, DNS CLIENT, HTTP CLIENT, VOICE CHAT, LAUNCHER, DOWNLOADER, BACKGROUND DOWNLOADER, RETAIL GAME, etc. for Blizzard's World of Warcraft game, user's software Firewalls and user's modem/router Firewall ports.

This important information is not easy to find in a concise, consistant, complete, and easy to read manner. Telling people to go to "Port Forward" isn't a solution, since the information there is incomplete. It's out-of-date, at least is is for my AT&T 2-Wire router/modem.

And, neither can I find any information that explains precisely what Blizzard is UPLOADING from my computer (in the background); it's GB's worth of data, and it trickles at an average of 40Kbps-to-200Kbps. That's KILOBytes... not MEGABytes! It has been uploading from my system for DAYS, and is still continuing. I have no idea what Blizzard needs or merely wants from my computer to cause such a lenghty drain on my resources like this. If they are just snooping as 'Big Brother,' I feel as though I've logged into Google... the real Big Brother.

An honest, understandable explanation would be the decent thing to provide to users.
Where is the reply from Blizzard regarding my post #9 (above this one)? Is there a recently updated and complete list and procedure page for all current port settings, or not?

If there is such a page, please provide the URL link to it.
First there is a patch for 5.04 that is going out right now and its a online game as long as the game is running its going to be using bandwidth. it constantly sends data from your client to the servers. its not a intermentent thing there is a constant connection. If you have UPNP enabled you do not need anyports forwarded it will do it on its own.

If you have P2P enabled the downloader is going to use your computer as a server for other peoples downloads
First there is a patch for 5.04 that is going out right now and its a online game as long as the game is running its going to be using bandwidth. it constantly sends data from your client to the servers. its not a intermentent thing there is a constant connection. If you have UPNP enabled you do not need anyports forwarded it will do it on its own.

If you have P2P enabled the downloader is going to use your computer as a server for other peoples downloads


Thanks for replying!

I guess we can ignore what Datth said in his message #2 (above), quoted here:
Can you give us pages where they're not consistent? We probably need to remove port 1120 since we haven't used that for a month or so now (not that I know of) and port 80 shouldn't be modified with. Other ones look valid if you're talking about the Downloader. For the game itself, you can omit 6881-6999.


The new list shows that some of the ports he said to ignore are actually required. And, that new list fails to even mention the port requirement for Voice Chat. According to the header of that statement, the list is for "Local Area Network (LAN)." That leaves me wondering whether or not I need those settings if I'm not using LAN?

You mentioned 2 things I wasn't even aware of, and I'm glad you did. There must be a million people like me who don't know all these protocols and how they can effect our systems, since Blizzard has never mentioned them specifically.

1. Question: What is UPNP? The new list you mentioned doesn't mention anything about it! And, I don't see that acronym anywhere in my AVG (software) firewall settings, nor in my AT&T 2-wire router/modem firewall configuration settings. How do I find out if that is available to me? I'm using Windows 7 Professional OS.

2. Question: If my computer is a stand-alone, and NOT setup as a LAN (since I'm connected directly to the Internet), it sounds like I should disable the P2P option in the "Downloader Settings" area of the game's initial startup screen, right? Would doing that have any negative effect on my downloading patch info, etc., or would it actually help to speed things up a little bit?

It's just another thing Blizzard failed to mention to users (I guess they "expected" us to know what they know without informing us?).

I really appreciate the fact that you replied. Blizzard hasn't, yet. Their new list is incomplete as far as I'm concerned.
Most routers have a UPnP (universal plug and play option). With it enabled on your router the router will automaticly open up the ports that are needed and close them when you exit WOW.

here is a few links

http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/2wire/1000s/World_of_Warcraft.htm

http://www.ehow.com/how_12151988_enable-upnp-2wire-router-uverse.html
My router/modem doesn't have UPnP, and I'm not going to buy a different one. The links you sent do not provide ALL the information required to configure ALL THE VARIOUS PORTS CORRECTLY. Extremely important settings information is not included, and neither has Blizzard supplied it. I cannot understand why they just can't manage to provide ALL the information, after these many years!!!
what is the exact make and model of your 2 wire? there are about 30 diffrent ones. Blizzard can not keep up with all the hardware there is its just not possible. Just the 2 wire modems there are 30 diffrent model you add in the other brands and thats thousands of routers/modems they would have to keep info on. If you google your modems exact model it will pull up all the info you need along with you tube videos

If you got the modem from your ISP you can ask them for a new one

My sugestion is call your ISP hand them the list you need opened and have a tech do it.
Once I can find the COMPLETE information and CORRECT parameters required by Blizzard/bnet, etc. I can configure my firewalls, both software and hardware. The issue here isn't UPnP or my modem/router's brand/model; the issue is getting valid, complete, annotated, port setup configuration info. My ISP would not have the parameters Blizzard requires, since it isn't their job.

I'm posting a new Topic in which I've rephrased my request. Hopefully, it will explain better what I'm trying to get Blizzard to supply to me and to other confused users, as well.

Thank you for all your time.

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