Forward Ports on Your Router for Steam Client

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July 22, 2021 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 1 minutes

The ports that need to be forwarded for Steam Client are listed here:

Steam Client - PC

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

Forward Ports for Steam Client

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You may need to forward ports in your router when you use Steam Client. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to Steam Client.

Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.

Before You Forward a Port

You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:

Locate Your Router's IP Address

The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.

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

How To Forward Ports for Steam Client

We have Network Utilities software that can forward ports for you. With Network Utilities, you can easily forward ports and also un-forward ports quickly so that you can keep your network up to date with the ports that you need forwarded and maximize your network security.

Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The normal process for forwarding a port is:

Usually you have to reboot your router in order to save the changes.

You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Steam Client:

List of Routers - Customized for Steam Client

That is the process required to forward ports in your router for Steam Client.

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