How to Open a Port in Your Router for Half-Life: Alyx

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February 03, 2020 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Half-Life: Alyx is Valve's First-Person, Action, Adventure, VR, and Shooter game with a release date in 2020.


Half-Life: Alyx offers the following genres of gameplay.

Port Forward Half-Life: Alyx

When you are playing Half-Life: Alyx 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 frequently 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

Don't have time? Use our Network Utilities software. It's the fastest way to both open and close ports in your router. Of you can do it manually if you want.

The normal process for forwarding a port is:

Which Ports Does Half-Life: Alyx Require

The exact ports for Half-Life: Alyx are as follows:

Half-Life: Alyx - Steam

  • TCP: 27015-27030, 27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380, 27000-27031, 27036

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Half-Life: Alyx simply follow one of these links:

That's all it takes to forward your ports. Have more games that need a boost? Check out our growing list of games and applications.

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