How to Port Forward The Orange Box

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

The Orange Box is Valve Corporation's First-Person, Shooter, Puzzle, and Compilation game released in 2007.

The Orange Box offers the following styles of gameplay.

How to Port Forward The Orange Box

When you are playing The Orange Box 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 on occasion 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 navigate to your router's IP Address

The easiest way to click the links to get to 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

An easy way to do this is use our Network Utilities software. It can open your ports with just a few clicks. Then when you are done you can just was quickly close your ports again. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

Which Ports Does The Orange Box Require

The connection ports that need to be forwarded for The Orange Box are as follows:

The Orange Box - Xbox 360

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88, 3074

The Orange Box - Playstation 3

  • TCP: 3478-3480, 5223, 8080
  • UDP: 3074, 3478-3479, 3658

The Orange Box - Steam

  • TCP: 27015-27030, 27036-27037
  • UDP: 4380, 27000-27031, 27036

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and The Orange Box simply follow one of these links:

That's all it takes to open your ports. Want to learn how to create more port forwards? Check out our list of games and applications.

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