How to Port Forward S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is a First-Person, Shooter, Survival, Open-World, Action, Adventure, and Role-Playing game published by THQ, GSC World Publishing released in 2007.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl showing character with the city in the background.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl showing character with the city in the background.

When you play S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl you will enjoy the following styles of play.

Port Forward S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

When you are playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl 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 find 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

An easy way to do this is use our Network Utilities software. It can open your ports with just a few clicks. Then when you are done you can just was quickly close your ports again. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The general process for forwarding a port is:

Ports Required for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

The network ports for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl are as follows:

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl - PC

  • TCP: 3783, 6515, 6667, 13139, 27900, 28900, 29900, 29901
  • UDP:

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl - Steam

  • TCP: 3783, 6515, 6667, 13139, 27015-27030, 27036-27037, 27900, 28900, 29900-29901
  • UDP: 4380, 27000-27031, 27036

We have guides that are custom tailored for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl that will show you the required incoming ports.

When you are done following those steps your ports will be open. Do you need more games or programs forwarded? Check out our games and programs list.

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