Port Forwarding the Dlink DIR-450 Router for Half Life 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 Dlink DIR-450 router your device 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 device, please enter the IP address that you assigned to your device here:

Don't Skip This Step!

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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 Dlink DIR-450 router. By default the IP address should be set to

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

The Default Dlink DIR-450 Router Username is: admin

The Default Dlink DIR-450 Router Password is: blank

Click the Log In button to log in to your Dlink DIR-450 router.

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How to Port Forward Half Life Steam Server on the Dlink DIR-450

Having trouble forwarding ports on the Dlink DIR-450?

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 router to save you time and hassle.

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Now that you are logged in to your Dlink DIR-450 router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced link near the top of the page.

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The menu on the left should change. In this new menu, click Port Forwarding.

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Forward Ports 4380 on the Dlink DIR-450

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

      Port Traffic
IP Address

Forward Ports 27000-27050 on the Dlink DIR-450

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

      Port Traffic
IP Address

When you're finished, click Save Settings near the top 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 Steam Server on the Dlink DIR-450 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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