How to Forward Ports in Your Router for Half-Life Server

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The ports that need to be forwarded for Half-Life Server are listed here:

Half-Life Server - PC

  • TCP: 27015
  • UDP: 27015

Set Up a Port Forward for Half-Life Server

Half-Life game artwork featuring the scientist Gordon Freeman
Half-Life game artwork featuring the scientist Gordon Freeman

When you use Half-Life Server you may need to forward ports in your router. A port forward allows incoming connection requests from the internet to go straight to Half-Life Server.

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

Before You Forward a Port

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

Find the IP Address of Your Router

You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.

We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.

How To Forward Ports for Half-Life Server

The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. Network Utilities lets you manage port forwards by putting them in when you need them and also removing the ones that you no longer need which maximized network security.

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

Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.

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

List of Routers - Customized for Half-Life Server

Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for Half-Life Server.

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