How to Create a Port Forward in Your Router for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch

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Half-Life 2: Deathmatch is a First-Person, Action, and Shooter game published by Valve released in 2004.


Ports To Forward for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch

The specific ports for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch are as follows:

Half-Life 2: Deathmatch - Steam

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch that will show you the ports that need to be forwarded.

Half-Life 2: Deathmatch has the following styles of play.

Forward Ports for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch

When you are playing Half-Life 2: Deathmatch 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 intermittently 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 locate 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

Our Network Utilities software makes port forwarding a breeze. You can be done in just a few minutes.

The general process for forwarding a port is:

After that your ports should be open. Check out our full game and application list for more port forwarding guides.

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