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:
- The internal IP address of your router.
- Your computer's internal IP address.
- The TCP and UDP ports that need to be forwarded.
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:
- Start by logging in to your router.
- Find the port forwarding section in your router.
- Type your computer's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- It is now time to type the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for Team Fortress Server in the correct 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 Server:
List of Routers - Customized for Team Fortress Server
Those are the steps for forwarding ports in your router for Team Fortress Server.