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

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl is THQ's First-Person, Shooter, and Survival game with a release date in 2007.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl offers the following styles of gameplay.

  • In a first person style game the main viewpoint is from the player looking forward. This can be either a first person shooter or a first person driving game.
  • In a shooter the player must have a very fast reaction time. Usually there is a weapon held out in front of the player that is used to target other players or enemies. They can be either single player or multiplayer. The single player versions usually have a short storyline with minor RPG elements. Call of Duty and Battlefield are some very popular examples.
  • Survival games are usually focused on resource management, such as ammo and health, and occasionally include elements of stealth. They tend to be based on either supernatural enemies, have horror themes, or be post-apocalyptic. The primary gameplay mechanic is to simply stay alive.

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 frequently 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 to forward.

How to click the links to get to 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

Quickly get your ports forwarded using Network Utilities. Then when you are done you can just as easily close your ports back down to keep your network as secure as possible. You can also do it manually.

The normal process for forwarding a port is:

  • Open a web browser and navigate to your router's IP address.
  • 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.
  • Sometimes you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Which Ports Does S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl Require

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded 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:

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl simply follow one of these links:

That's all it takes to open your ports. Want to learn how to create more port forwards? Check out our list of games and applications.

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.