Port Forwarding the Cisco RVS4000 Router for Half Life 2 Steam Server

What is Port Forwarding?

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Before Forwarding a Port Setup a Static IP Address

To setup port forwarding on the Cisco RVS4000 router your computer needs to have a static IP address. You should complete one of the following steps first:

Now that you have setup a Static IP Address on your computer, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your computer here:

192.168.1. <-- Don't Skip This Step!

Login to the Cisco RVS4000 Router

Now we need to know your routers IP address. You can find it a variety of ways.

How To Find Your Cisco RVS4000 Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your Cisco RVS4000 router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The Cisco RVS4000 Router Using Your Web Browser

Open a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. Enter the internal IP address of your router in the address bar of your browser.

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In the picture above the address bar has http://www.google.com in it. Just replace all of that with the internal IP address of your Cisco RVS4000 router. By default the IP address should be set to

Cisco RVS4000 Screenshot 1

You should see a box prompting you for your username and password. Enter your username and password now.

The Default Cisco RVS4000 Router Username is:

The Default Cisco RVS4000 Router Password is:

Click the Ok button to log in to your Cisco RVS4000 router.

Default Usernames and Passwords for other Cisco Routers

Please visit our Default Cisco Router Passwords page if the username and password shown below did not work for you.

If you can't login to your router because you forgot your Cisco RVS4000 router username and password, use our How to Reset a Router Password guide to set your Cisco RVS4000 router back to its factory settings.

How to Port Forward Half Life 2 Steam Server on the Cisco RVS4000

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Cisco RVS4000?

If you are having trouble with this guide, then perhaps PFConfig may be your solution. PFConfig is a software tool that will automatically forward ports for your Cisco RVS4000 router to save you time and hassle.

Cisco RVS4000 Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your Cisco RVS4000 router you should see the following:

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Click the Applications & Gaming link near the top of the page.

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Forward Port 4380 on the Cisco RVS4000

We will list a series of lines here that will show you exactly how to forward the ports you need to forward. Half Life 2 Steam Server requires you to forward the following ports: 4380,27000-27050. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the menu.

Single Port Forwarding
Application External Port Internal Port Protocol IP Address Enabled

Forward Ports 27000-27050 on the Cisco RVS4000

You should see another page of settings that need to be entered into one of the blank lines on your routers page. Go ahead and enter those settings now.

Port Range Forwarding
Application Start End Protocol IP Address Enabled

When you're finished, click Save Settings near the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

And that's it! You're done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Half Life 2 Steam Server on the Cisco RVS4000 you should test to see if your ports are forwarded correctly.

To test if your port has been properly forwarded, you can use our Open Port Check tool. Our Open Port Check tool is the only online port checking tool with Guaranteed Results.

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