How to Port Forward Age of Empires Online

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

Age of Empires Online is Microsoft Game Studios's Real-Time and Strategy game with a release date in 2011.

Age of Empires Online has the following styles of gameplay.

Forward Ports for Age of Empires Online

When you are playing Age of Empires Online 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 intermittently 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 locate your Router's IP Address

The easiest way to find 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:

Ports Required for Age of Empires Online

The required ports that need to be forwarded for Age of Empires Online are as follows:

Age of Empires Online - PC

  • TCP: 53, 80, 443, 3074
  • UDP: 53, 88, 3074

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

That should do it; your ports are now forwarded. Need something else forwarded? Check out our list of games and programs.

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