Port Forwarding the TP-Link TD-8961ND 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 TP-Link TD-8961ND 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:

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Login to the TP-Link TD-8961ND Router

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

How To Find Your TP-Link TD-8961ND Router IP Address

It's ok if you don't know your TP-Link TD-8961ND router's internal IP address. You can find it by doing one of the following:

Login To The TP-Link TD-8961ND 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 TP-Link TD-8961ND 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 TP-Link TD-8961ND Router Username is: admin

The Default TP-Link TD-8961ND Router Password is: admin

Click the Ok button to log in to your TP-Link TD-8961ND router.

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How to Port Forward Half Life Steam Server on the TP-Link TD-8961ND

Having trouble forwarding ports on the TP-Link TD-8961ND?

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.

TP-Link TD-8961ND Router Port Forwarding Screenshots

Now that you are logged in to your TP-Link TD-8961ND router you should see the following:

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Click the Advanced Setup link near the top of the page.

You should now see a new menu. In this new menu, click NAT.

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Click the Virtual Server link near the center of the page.

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Forward Ports 4380 on the TP-Link TD-8961ND

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 4380,27000-27050 ports. Go ahead and enter the settings shown above into the Virtual Server menu and then click Save.

Rule Index :
Application :
Protocol :
Start Port Number :
End Port Number :
Local IP Address :

Forward Ports 27000-27050 on the TP-Link TD-8961ND

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

Rule Index :
Application :
Protocol :
Start Port Number :
End Port Number :
Local IP Address :

And that is it! You are done!

Test if Your Ports are Open

Now that you have forwarded ports for Half Life Steam Server on the TP-Link TD-8961ND 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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