Creating a Port Forward in Your Router for Team Fortress Classic

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Team Fortress Classic is a First-Person, Tactical, Action, and Shooter game published by Valve released in 1999.

Team Fortress Classic game artwork
Team Fortress Classic game artwork

Which Ports Does Team Fortress Classic Require

The incoming connection ports for Team Fortress Classic are as follows:

Team Fortress Classic - PC

  • TCP: 27015
  • UDP: 27005, 27015

Team Fortress Classic - Steam

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

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Team Fortress Classic offers the following genres of gameplay.

Forward Ports for Team Fortress Classic

When you are playing Team Fortress Classic 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 intermittently 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

The easiest way to forward a port is to use our Network Utilities suite of tools. With our software you can quickly and easily turn your port forwards on and off for multiple programs at any time. Or just keep reading to learn how to do it by hand.

The general process for forwarding a port is:

After that your ports should be open. Check out our full game and application list for more port forwarding guides.

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