Fallout 3 doesn’t have a multiplayer option by default, but you still need a decent internet connection for it to work well. If this connection is unstable, it can wreck the enjoyment of the game.
If you are experiencing problems with your internet connection when playing Fallout 3, we’ve got a solution for you. You can forward your ports, which gives your console or PC a better connection to Fallout 3’s servers, and improves the game’s performance.
In order to forward your ports, you need to know which ports Fallout 3 uses. Here they are:
The process for enabling port forwarding for Fallout 3 is simple enough. You log into your router, and tell it to forward the ports. But first, you’re going to need some extra details.
Before we start, collect and make a note of the following:
You might not have these details to hand, or you might not know how to find them. Don’t worry, just head over to our guide on How to Forward Ports on your Router for Online Games, where you can find detailed information on how to get these addresses.
Once you have all the details you need, we can begin. To forward your ports:
The process for forwarding a port is generally:
That’s why we invented a better way. Our port forwarding add-on, like the name suggests, lets you enable port forwarding for Fallout 3 or any other game.
The PureVPN port forwarding add-on also has some great additional features: