Creating a Port Forward in Your Router for Quake

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

Quake is id Software's Action, First-Person, and Shooter game released in 1996.

Quake game art wide view.
Quake game art wide view.

Ports To Forward for Quake

The incoming connection ports for Quake are as follows:

Quake - PC

  • TCP: 26000
  • UDP: 26000

Quake - Steam

  • TCP: 26000, 27015, 27036
  • UDP: 26000, 27015, 27031-27036

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

Quake offers the following genres of gameplay.

How to Port Forward Quake

When you are playing Quake 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

Our Network Utilities software makes port forwarding a breeze. You can be done in just a few minutes.

The process for forwarding a port is generally:

That's all it takes to open your ports. Want more? Check out our growing list of games and applications.

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