How to Forward Ports in Your Router for a Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Server

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Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Server:

Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Server - PC

  • TCP: 27015
  • UDP: 27015

Set Up a Port Forward for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Server


When you use Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Server you may need to forward ports in your router. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Server.

By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port

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

Locate Your Router's IP Address

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

You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.

Forwarding a Port for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Server

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them.

You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The way to forward a port is:

Usually you have to reboot your router in order to save the changes.

You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Server:

List of Routers - Customized for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Server

Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Server.

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