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How to Port Forward Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth is EA Games's Real-Time and Strategy game released in 2004.

This game is flagged as miscellaneous, which means it fits in multiple categories.

Port Forward The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth

When you are playing The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth 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:

  • The IP address of your router.
  • Your gaming machine's IP address.
  • A list of TCP and UDP ports to forward.

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 easiest way to forward a port is to use our Network Utilities suite of tools. With our software you can quickly and easily turn your port forwards on and off for multiple programs at any time. Or just keep reading to learn how to do it by hand.

The process for forwarding a port is generally:

  • 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 proper box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the corresponding boxes in your router.
  • Sometimes you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Ports To Forward for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth

The exact ports for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth are as follows:

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth - PC

  • TCP:
  • UDP: 8088-28088

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth simply follow one of these links:

After following those steps your ports should be forwarded. Head to our applications and games list for more port forwarding guides.

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.