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How to Port Forward The Lord of the Rings The Battle for Middle-earth II

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II is a Real-Time and Strategy game published by Electronic Arts released in 2006.

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II includes the following styles of play.

  • Real time strategy games do not have turns, but instead have both players competing at the same time. They typically involve a mostly top down view and involve troop and building creation as well as resource management such as mining and logging. Popular examples are Warcraft and StarCraft.
  • In a strategy game the player is required to use skillful thinking and a strong focus on planning ahead in order to achieve victory over their opponent. They can be either single player against bots or multiplayer against other players. They come in both turn-based and real-time versions, the former allowing each player a chance to complete their turn, the latter having a continuous running clock without stopping. Resource management and exploration are common themes in strategy games.

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

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

  • The IP address of your network router.
  • The IP address of the device that the game will play on: either your computer or your console.
  • The 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

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 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.

Which Ports Does The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II Require

The required ports that need to be forwarded for The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II are as follows:

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,3074

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

  • TCP:
  • UDP: 8088-65535

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 II simply follow one of these links:

That's all it takes to forward your ports. For more on how to port forward, 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.