How to Port Forward Half-Life

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

Half-Life is a First-Person, Shooter, Action, and Adventure game published by Sierra Studios, Valve released in 1998.

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

Which Ports Does Half-Life Require

The ports that need to be forwarded for Half-Life are as follows:

Half-Life - PC

  • TCP: 27015
  • UDP: 27005, 27015

Half-Life - Steam

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

We have guides that are custom tailored for Half-Life that will show you the exact ports.

Half-Life has the following styles of gameplay.

Port Forward Half-Life

When you are playing Half-Life 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 locate 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

Most people use our Network Utilities software package to forward ports. It's the fastest way to forward ports when you need them and then close them when you do not. You can also do it by hand.

The normal process for forwarding a port is:

When you are done following those steps your ports will be forwarded. Be sure to check out our full list of games and programs that can be forwarded.

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