Port Forward f-e-a-r
PUREVPNpfcgnatHow to Port Forward F.e.a.r.

F-e-a-r is a first-person shooter psychological game based on testing the player’s reaction time. Most shooters involve the player holding a weapon and trying to shoot other players or characters. Some shooters are short-lived arcade style, but most have both single-player and multiplayer modes. 

While playing F.E.A.R, you need to open some ports as it can give you a more stable connection and faster speeds. This guide explains how to port forward F-e-a-r. 

Requirements to Port Forward F.e.a.r.

Just before you begin with the process of port forwarding, make sure you have the following things:

  • Downloaded and installed the F.e.a.r. server.
  • The IP address of your router.
  • IP address of your gaming device.

TCP and UDP ports of F.e.a.r. for your gaming device as mentioned in the section below.

Step-by-step guide on how to port forward F.e.a.r.

Now that you have the above details noted down, you can move to the next stage of F.e.a.r. port forwarding:

  1. On your web browser address bar, type your router’s IP Address/Default Gateway.
  2. Log in with your router’s credentials (username and password) to view your router’s firmware settings.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section of your router.
  4. Click on Port Forwarding.
  5. Enter the IP address of your gaming device in your router in the correct box.
  6. Put the TCP and UDP ports of the F.e.a.r. server in the boxes in your router. The default F.e.a.r. port number is 27888. And then click the apply button.
  7. And you’re done. Restart your router to let the changes take effect.
  8. Once your changes take effect, now you can host an F.e.a.r. server and let your friends connect to it as well. To let them connect to it, you need to provide them with the hostname you are using, along with the port number. For example, ‘hostname.domain.com:25565’.

F.e.a.r. ports needed to run

To play F.e.a.r. online and create a server without any interruptions, you’ll have to allow access to certain ports on your firewall. The default F.e.a.r. ports are:

TCP Port:27888
UDP Port:27888

Quickly and safely open ports using PureVPN

Opening a port shouldn’t be complicated. With the Port Forwarding add-on, it’s as simple as 1, 2, and 3!

Ports to forward on devices

Ports to run on PC:

TCP Port:27888
UDP Port:27888

How to open ports behind CGNAT

What if your ISP performs CGNAT? Most ISPs perform CGNAT (Carrier-grade Network Address Translation) to conserve bandwidth and assign a single IP address to multiple users connected to the same internet network. However, CGNAT makes it difficult for you to open ports on the router. 

To get around the CGNAT issue, you can use the Port Forwarding add-on to bypass this problem and port forward routers without hassle. 
Here’s more information on how to use PureVPN’s Port Forwarding add-on and bypass CGNAT in a few clicks.

PureVPN’s Port Forwarding Add-on

A secure way to open all ports

To most people, port forwarding is quite a demanding task. For starters, every router has a different console, which often makes it difficult to navigate to specific settings.

Secondly, you won’t always be able to open Westwood Online ports on your router if your ISP restricts the ports. Yes, you heard that right! ISPs are notorious for blocking ports due to security reasons. If ISP isn’t the reason behind a blocked port, then perhaps it could be your operating system’s firewall.

Well, you can eliminate all these problems and enjoy smooth online gaming on all your desired systems with PureVPN’s Port Forwarding add-on. Through the Port Forwarding add-on, you can allow all ports, disallow all ports, and allow specific ports.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a safe way to port forward?

It may sound daunting, but you can easily set up a port forward in your router by following these safety measures: using a firewall, having a strong password on the device that you are forwarding ports to, and only forwarding ports for trustworthy applications.

Does port forwarding affect speed? 

Port forwarding allows your computer to receive signals quicker by redirecting them along specific electronic paths. This results in much faster speeds for gaming or downloads.

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