Port Forwarding a Quake III Arena Server

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The following ports need to be forwarded for Quake III Arena Server:

Quake III Arena Server - PC

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

Setting Up a Port Forward for Quake III Arena Server

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

When you use Quake III Arena Server you might need to forward some ports in your router. The purpose of forwarding ports is to make a direct connection from the internet to Quake III Arena Server.

Routers do not generally allow incoming connection requests from the internet. Forwarding ports can work around this limitation.

Before You Forward a Port

Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:

Find the IP Address of Your Router

We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. It is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and is free for you to use it.

Otherwise, you can follow our guide Find Your Router IP Address.

Forwarding a Port for Quake III Arena Server

The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. 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 normal process for forwarding a port is:

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 Quake III Arena Server:

List of Routers - Customized for Quake III Arena Server

That is the process required to forward ports in your router for Quake III Arena Server.

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