Opening Ports for Team Fortress Server using Your Router

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The ports that need to be forwarded for Team Fortress Server are listed here:

Team Fortress Server - PC

  • TCP: 26000
  • UDP: 26000

Set Up a Port Forward for Team Fortress Server

When you use Team Fortress 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 Team Fortress Server.

Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port

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

Find Your Router's IP Address

To find your router's IP address the easy way you can use our free Router Detector software. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.

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 Server

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities. 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.

Port forwarding can also be set up step-by-step by hand. The way to forward a port is:

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 Server:

List of Routers - Customized for Team Fortress Server

Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for Team Fortress Server.

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