How to Port Forward Dcs Black Shark
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DCS Black Shark, published by Eagle Dynamics in 2008, is a flight game that puts you in the cockpit of a plane or helicopter. Similar to car-driving games, you can play from either a first-person view or a chase camera perspective. Additionally, some flight games are atmospheric while others take place in space.

If you want to have the best gaming experience while playing DCS Black Shark, you need to forward some ports to your router. This strengthens and stabilizes your network connection and can even make it faster. Routers are not typically designed to allow incoming connection requests. However, the overall gaming experience can be improved by forwarding a port.

Requirements to Port Forward Dcs Black Shark

Just before you begin with the process of port forwarding, make sure you have the following things:

  • Downloaded and installed the Dcs Black Shark server.
  • The IP address of your router.
  • IP address of your gaming device.

TCP and UDP ports of Dcs Black Shark for your gaming device as mentioned in the section below.

Step-by-step guide on how to port forward Dcs Black Shark

Now that you have the above details noted down, you can move to the next stage of Dcs Black Shark port forwarding:

  1. On your web browser address bar, type your router’s IP Address/Default Gateway.
  2. Log in with your router’s credentials (username and password) to view your router’s firmware settings.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section of your router.
  4. Click on Port Forwarding.
  5. Enter the IP address of your gaming device in your router in the correct box.
  6. Put the TCP and UDP ports of the Dcs Black Shark server in the boxes in your router. The default Dcs Black Shark port number is 10308. And then click the apply button.
  7. And you’re done. Restart your router to let the changes take effect.
  8. Once your changes take effect, now you can host a Dcs Black Shark server and let your friends connect to it as well. To let them connect to it, you need to provide them the hostname you are using, along with the port number. For example, ‘’.

Dcs Black Shark ports needed to run

To play Dcs Black Shark online and create a server without any interruptions, you’ll have to allow access to certain ports on your firewall. The default Dcs Black Shark ports are:

TCP Port:10308
UDP Port:10308

PureVPN add-on: Port forwarding made easy

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 Here’s how it works:

  1. Log into the member area of PureVPN
  2. Go to the Subscription tab
  3. Navigate to Configure
  4. Choose the required port settings
  5. Click Apply Settings
CGNAT port forwarding

Ports to forward on devices

Ports to run on PC:

TCP Port:10308
UDP Port:10308

How to open ports behind CGNAT

What if your ISP performs CGNAT? Most ISPs perform CGNAT (Carrier-grade Network Address Translation) to conserve bandwidth and assign a single IP address to multiple users connected to the same internet network. However, CGNAT makes it difficult for you to open ports on the router. 

To get around the CGNAT issue, you can use the Port Forwarding add-on to bypass this problem and port forward routers without hassle. 
Here’s more information on how to use PureVPN’s Port Forwarding add-on and bypass CGNAT in a few clicks.

Open Ports Behind CGNAT

PureVPN’s Port Forwarding Add-on

A secure way to open all ports

To most people, port forwarding is quite a demanding task. For starters, every router has a different console, which often makes it difficult to navigate to specific settings.

Secondly, you won’t always be able to open Dcs Black Shark Online ports on your router if your ISP restricts the ports. Yes, you heard that right! ISPs are notorious for blocking ports due to security reasons. If ISP isn’t the reason behind a blocked port, then perhaps it could be your operating system’s firewall.

Well, you can eliminate all these problems and enjoy smooth online gaming on all your desired systems with PureVPN’s Port Forwarding add-on. Through the Port Forwarding add-on, you can allow all ports, disallow all ports, and allow specific ports.


What’s my IP address for port forwarding?

Knowing your IP address is essential for port forwarding. To learn more about it, check this out.

Does port forwarding help in gaming?

Port forwarding is a common practice in gaming that makes your console or PC easy to access for other players on the internet. By opening up ports, you can enjoy improved connection speed, shorter wait times for joining games, and smoother gameplay.

What IP do I use for port forwarding?

To use port forwarding, you must first set a static internal IP address (ipv4) for your device. By default your device ipv4 address is automatically dynamic instead of static, meaning it constantly changes and port forwarding won’t be able to identify your device within your home network.

Does port forwarding affect other devices?

Port forwarding will not interfere with the network connection or communication of any other devices on the same internet connection. Port forwarding only affects the host device and allows you to create a direct line of communication with external servers.

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