The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Team Fortress 2 Server are:
Team Fortress 2 Server - PC
- TCP: 27015
- UDP: 27015, 27020
Set Up a Port Forward for Team Fortress 2 Server
When you use Team Fortress 2 Server you might need to forward some ports in your router. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to Team Fortress 2 Server.
Routers are not designed to allow incoming network requests. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.
Before Forwarding a Port
You need to know the following things before you can forward a port:
- Your router's IP address.
- The internal IP address of your computer.
- The list of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
Locate Your Router's IP Address
We have free Router Detector software to help you find your router's IP address. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.
If you do not want to run the software, you can follow our Find Your Router IP Address guide.
How To Forward Ports for Team Fortress 2 Server
You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. Network Utilities lets you manage port forwards by putting them in when you need them and also removing the ones that you no longer need which maximized network security.
You can also choose to set up port forwards manually. The normal process for forwarding a port is:
- You can start by logging in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Put the IP address of your computer in the proper box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports for Team Fortress 2 Server in the corresponding boxes in your router.
Some routers need to be rebooted in order for the changes to be saved.
You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Team Fortress 2 Server:
List of Routers - Customized for Team Fortress 2 Server
That's all it takes to forward your ports for Team Fortress 2 Server.