Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for Hotline Server:
Hotline Server - PC
- TCP: 5500-5503
- UDP: 5499
Set Up a Port Forward for Hotline Server
You might need to forward some ports in your router when you use Hotline Server. Forwarding ports is used to allow incoming connection requests from the internet to Hotline Server.
Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. A port forward can overcome this limitation.
Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port
Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:
- The IP address of your router.
- The internal IP address of your computer.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Find Your Router's IP Address
To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.
If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.
Forwarding a Port for Hotline Server
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. 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.
Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The way to forward a port is:
- Log in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Type the IP address of your computer into the correct box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for Hotline Server in the correct boxes in your router.
Frequently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Hotline Server:
List of Routers - Customized for Hotline Server
That's all it takes to forward your ports for Hotline Server.