Network Utilities

Port Forwarding on Your Router for Prison Architect

Prison Architect is a Strategy, Management, and Simulation game published by Introversion Software, Double Eleven, Paradox Interactive released in 2015.

Prison Architect includes the following genres of gameplay.

  • Strategy games tend to focus on planning and skillful thinking in order to beat either real players or bots. They can be either real-time in which the play clock ticks continuously or turn-based where each player has a dedicated turn to finish their action. It is not uncommon to include exploration and resource management.
  • Games tagged management are usually either player management like in a sports game or resource management like in StarCraft.
  • Simulation is a huge category of games that includes driving and flying simulators, social simulations, medical simulations, sports simulations, and even dating simulations. They attempt to mimic the real world in a way that is either educational or rewarding or both. Popular examples include SimCity, FlightGear, and Madden NFL.

Forward Ports for Prison Architect

When you are playing Prison Architect 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:

  • The IP address of your network 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 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

The easiest 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 process for forwarding a port is usually:

  • Start by logging in to your router.
  • Find your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the appropriate 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 Required for Prison Architect

The ports that need to be forwarded in your router for Prison Architect are as follows:

Prison Architect - PC

  • TCP: 843,4530-4531,4533,6060-6061,6063,9090-9091,9093,19090-19091,19093
  • UDP: 5055-5056,5058,27000-27002

Prison Architect - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 843,1935,3478-3480,4530-4531,4533,6060-6061,6063,9090-9091,9093,19090-19091,19093
  • UDP: 3074,3478-3479,5055-5056,5058,27000-27002

Prison Architect - Steam

  • TCP: 843,4530-4531,4533,6060-6061,6063,9090-9091,9093,19090-19091,19093,27015-27030,27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380,5055-5056,5058,27000-27031,27036

Prison Architect - Switch

  • TCP: 843,4530-4531,4533,6060-6061,6063,6667,9090-9091,9093,12400,19090-19091,19093,28910,29900-29901,29920
  • UDP: 1-65535

Prison Architect - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 843,3074,4530-4531,4533,6060-6061,6063,9090-9091,9093,19090-19091,19093
  • UDP: 88,3074,5055-5056,5058,27000-27002

Prison Architect - Xbox One

  • TCP: 843,3074,4530-4531,4533,6060-6061,6063,9090-9091,9093,19090-19091,19093
  • UDP: 88,500,3074,3544,4500,5055-5056,5058,27000-27002

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

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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.