How to Port Forward Age of Empires

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

Age of Empires is a Real-Time and Strategy game published by Microsoft released in 1997.

Age of Empires includes the following genres of gameplay.

Port Forward Age of Empires

When you are playing Age of Empires 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 sometimes 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 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

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

Ports Required for Age of Empires

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

Age of Empires - PC

  • TCP: 2300-2400, 47624
  • UDP: 6073, 2300-2400

We have guides that are custom tailored for Age of Empires that will show you the incoming ports that need to be forwarded.

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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