How to Port Forward Stronghold 2

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

Stronghold 2 is a Real-Time, Strategy, Tactical, Simulation, and Management game published by 2K Games, Firefly Studios released in 2005.


Ports Required for Stronghold 2

The specific incoming ports for Stronghold 2 are as follows:

Stronghold 2 - PC

  • TCP:
  • UDP: 19966

Stronghold 2 - Steam

  • TCP: 27015, 27036
  • UDP: 19966, 27015, 27031-27036

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Stronghold 2 simply follow one of these links:

Stronghold 2 includes the following styles of play.

How to Port Forward Stronghold 2

When you are playing Stronghold 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 sometimes 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 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

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

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

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