How to Port Forward Quake III Arena

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

Quake III Arena is a First-Person, Shooter, and Action game published by Activision, Bethesda Softworks released in 1999.

Quake III Arena logo in red sitting on a white background.
Quake III Arena logo in red sitting on a white background.

Quake III Arena has the following styles of play.

Port Forward Quake III Arena

When you are playing Quake III Arena 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 sometimes 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 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

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. 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. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The process for forwarding a port is generally:

Ports To Forward for Quake III Arena

The necessary ports for Quake III Arena are as follows:

Quake III Arena - PC

  • TCP: 27960-27969
  • UDP: 27960-27969

Quake III Arena - Steam

  • TCP: 27015, 27036, 27960-27969
  • UDP: 27015, 27031-27036, 27960-27969

We have guides that are custom tailored for Quake III Arena that will show you the ports that need to be forwarded.

That should be all you have to do to forward your ports. Check our growing list of games and applications for more port forwarding guides.

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