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How to Port Forward Command and Conquer Red Alert 2

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 is a Real-Time and Strategy game published by EA Games released in 2000.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 offers the following styles of play.

  • Real time strategy games do not have turns, but instead have both players competing at the same time. They typically involve a mostly top down view and involve troop and building creation as well as resource management such as mining and logging. Popular examples are Warcraft and StarCraft.
  • In a strategy game the player is required to use skillful thinking and a strong focus on planning ahead in order to achieve victory over their opponent. They can be either single player against bots or multiplayer against other players. They come in both turn-based and real-time versions, the former allowing each player a chance to complete their turn, the latter having a continuous running clock without stopping. Resource management and exploration are common themes in strategy games.

Forward Ports for Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

When you are playing Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 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 on occasion 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:

  • Your router's IP address.
  • Your gaming machine's IP address.
  • The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.

How to click the links to get to 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

Use our Network Utilities for a quick way to get your ports forwarded. Network utilities makes it easy to enable and disable your port forwards to keep your network security as tight as possible. You can also do it by hand by following these steps.

The process for forwarding a port is usually:

  • Start by logging in to your router.
  • Locate your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the applicable box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the matching boxes in your router.
  • Intermittently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports Required for Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

The exact ports that need to be forwarded for Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 are as follows:

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 - PC

  • TCP: 3840,4005,4808,4810,4995,7000-7002
  • UDP: 1234-1237

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 simply follow one of these links:

That's all it takes to get your ports open. Don't forget to check out our growing list of games and programs.

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer is an owner and programmer for PortForward. You can find more of his articles in the Games and Applications section of our site.