Router Settings for League of Legends (2021)

League of Legends is currently one of the most played games in the world. Interestingly, you need to use a router when playing this game online. The challenge is that most players can’t enjoy this game because they don’t have the router settings.

In this post, we will discuss all you need to know about the router settings for League of Legends. Let’s get started.

Router Settings for League of Legends

League of Legends – Styles of play

Before we dive into the router settings, it is imperative that we look at the different styles of play. League of Legends presents gamers with 3 different styles of gameplay. We have outlined them below:

  1. Strategy games that focus more on skillful thinking and planning to beat bots or real players. These games can be played in real-time or by turn. In real-time, there is a timer that determines how long you can play. When you play by turn, each player must finish their action within a stipulated timeframe. Most times, players include resource management and exploration.
  2. Action games which focus on putting the player in the midst of a continually evolving situation.
  3. Real-time strategy gameplay where different players struggle to gain control of the field mostly in a top-down view. These games may also involve an isometric viewpoint or be in third-person. Because of this, they involve resource management and time as well as building and troop construction.

League of Legends – Port Settings

By now, you must be wondering how to get the best port settings for your router to play the game. League of Legends makes use of the following ports:

  • 2099 TCP (PVP.Net)
  • 443 TCP (HTTPS Connections)
  • 5000 – 5500 UDP (League of Legends Game Client)
  • 5222 – 5223 TCP (PVP.Net)
  • 80 TCP (HTTP Connections)
  • 8088 UDP and TCP (Spectator Mode)
  • 8393 – 8400 TCP (Patcher and Maestro)

The question is, “how do you add the ports to Traffic Prioritization?” It isn’t so difficult. All you need to do is follow the instructions below:

Step 1 – Go to the address bar of your favorite browser and enter this address

Step 2 – Make use of the appropriate admin username and password to log in.

Step 3 – Visit the QoS page.

Step 4 – Scroll down to “Traffic Prioritization.” 

Step 5 – Click on “Add Device” then choose the PC that you’ll be playing the game on. After doing this, click on “Next.”

Step 6 – Go to the topmost part of the box and click on “Advanced.” We advise that you don’t change the source ports, only alter the protocol and the destination ports.

Step 7 – Under the Destination Port enter these values:

  1. Start – 5000
  2. End – 5500

Step 8 – Scroll through the dropdown list and select UDP. After doing this, click on “Done.”

Step 9 – Congratulations!!! You have just added this port to the Traffic Prioritization list and it will be prioritized for your PC. 

Step 10 – You need to repeat steps 3 to 6 for all the other ports on your list.

How do you forward Ports

It is possible to forward ports via Network Utilities. You can always close the ports when you don’t need them. Check out the general process for forwarding ports below:

Step 1 – Open your web browser and go to the router’s IP address.

Step 2 – Locate the port forwarding section of your router.

Step 3 – Input the computer IP address or that of your gaming console in the appropriate box.

Step 4 – Provide the UDP or TCP ports for the game in the right boxes.

Step 5 – Reboot the router to effect the changes.