How to Port Forward Counter-Strike: Source

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Counter-Strike: Source is a First-Person, Tactical, Action, and Shooter game published by Valve released in 2004.

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Ports To Forward for Counter-Strike: Source

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Counter-Strike: Source are as follows:

Counter-Strike: Source - Steam

  • TCP: 27015, 27036
  • UDP: 27015, 27020, 27031-27036

We have guides that are custom tailored for Counter-Strike: Source that will show you the incoming ports that need to be forwarded.

Counter-Strike: Source includes the following styles of gameplay.

Port Forward Counter-Strike: Source

When you are playing Counter-Strike: Source you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is a useful trick in gaming because it can really help to make your network connection most stable and sometimes even faster. Routers were not designed to allow incoming network requests and some games can play tremendously better if an incoming connection is forwarded through the router to the game.

Before You Forward a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

How to find your router's IP Address

The easiest way to find your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.

How To Forward Ports

An easy way to do this is use our Network Utilities software. It can open your ports with just a few clicks. Then when you are done you can just was quickly close your ports again. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

That's all it takes to get your ports open. Don't forget to check out our growing list of games and programs.

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