How to Port Forward Stronghold
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Stronghold is a strategy game in which players compete for control of a battlefield. It can be played in real-time or turn-based, and usually has a top-down view. RTS games can also be in the third person or isometric viewpoints. They often involve resource management, troop construction, and building development.

If you want to have the best gaming experience while playing Stronghold, you need to forward some ports to your router. This strengthens and stabilizes your network connection and can even make it faster. Routers are not typically designed to allow incoming connection requests. However, forwarding a port can positively affect the gaming experience for users.

Requirements to Port Forward Stronghold

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

  • Downloaded and installed the Stronghold server.
  • The IP address of your router.
  • IP address of your gaming device.

TCP and UDP ports of Stronghold for your gaming device as mentioned in the section below.

Step-by-step guide on how to port forward Stronghold

Now that you have the above details noted down, you can move to the next stage of Stronghold 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 Stronghold server in the boxes in your router. The default Stronghold port numbers are 2300-2400, 47624. 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 a Stronghold server and let your friends connect to it as well. To let them connect to it, you need to provide them the hostname you are using, along with the port number. For example, ‘hostname.domain.com:25565’.

Stronghold ports needed to run

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

TCP Port:2300-2400, 47624
UDP Port:2300-2400

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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:2300-2400, 47624
UDP Port:2300-2400

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.

Open Ports Behind CGNAT

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 Stronghold 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, 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.

FAQ’s

Do you have to port forward for every game?

In multiplayer games, for connecting and playing with other players, some games require to port forward while other games will try to make the connection automatically; however, this method often fails when one of the players doesn’t have a port forward.

Is port forwarding legal?

If you want to allow others to connect to your WiFi network, first you need to understand port forwarding. Although it may sound complex, configuring port forwarding is a breeze and perfectly legal. Plus, it won’t mess with your router settings in any way.

Is port forwarding good for gaming?

Port forwarding is a method used to allow players to connect to game servers outside of their local network. With port forwarding, you can play on servers that might not be available in your area or get better connection speeds.

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