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Counter Strike Dedicated Server & My Router

Posted on 2003-03-05
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I am using a linksys wireless access point router mdl#BEFW11S4.  On my laptop with a wireless card i am running a dedicated server with the ip I called linksys up to tell me how to forward ports and i did forward the port 27015.  The problem is that only my computers connected to the router can access my server, and the game is online.  I need to know what ip addess i need to give out for people to access or something.  I know about the WAN ip to give out but that didn't work either, and also when i have my server running and go to gametiger.net it says "no such server online."  Please help!

Question by:Tricksk8er2

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falerus earned 100 total points
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you also need to open port 27005... hope that helps

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ppainter earned 100 total points
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Go to www.ipmonster.com to discover your external IP.

Give that number to your friends.
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nltech earned 100 total points
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forward udp and tcp ports:
6003, 7002, 27010, 27015, and 27025.
may also need to open up 27011 and 27012

if you have a dynamic ip address, browse to www.whatsmyip.org to find out what it is.

to automatically post to a web or email it, you'll need something like this:


you would give out the router ip and port such as:

give your server an easy to find (in the server list) name, and have someone do a full, unfiltered (except for game:cstrike) server list update and look for it.
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Falerus, stop telling people to forward their client port.

Anyways, if you can't find your IP after all that... change the name of your server in your SIERRA/cstrike/server.cfg file to something original and I'll search for it in gamespy and tell you.  If you're using a dedicated server, that is.  If you're running a listen server (one where you can play at the same time you run the server) edit listenserver.cfg.  When you only change the name in counterstrike when you make it, it won't change the name for others when they search server browsers.  That's why soo many people have servers called "Counter-strike 1.5 server"

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ok well ive told that to other people and it has worked... no joke

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right from the site: For normal play, Counter Strike will work without any special configuration. If you are hosting a game or running a server behind your router, you must open ports 27005 and 27015.


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Aside from the site that originally told me this...

"clientport "27005" - set defail client port (TCP/IP) for connecting to a server"

I can tell you that I'm running a server and it works on both of my comps.  I can also tell you that I don't forward it and I get ppl on my server.  MS didn't tell me to so I don't know...

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Connect to your routers ip address ( and set the DMZ host to be the computer that is the Dedicated Server. This will give it full outside access to the internet for all of your dedicated server needs.

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<U>DO NOT</U> set your server as the DMZ host, that is very dangerous and will expose your server to the internet posing numerous security issues. I also have the same linksys router and these are the ports I forwarded and my server works just fine

7002 TCP
5273 TCP
27010 UDP
27012 UDP
27015 UDP

If this doesn't help you may want to search for some firmware updates for your router if its old, i know mines a year or so old and the firmware is fine (its Ver. 2).

When setting the IP for your server you want to create an autoexec.cfg file (if you don't already have one). This file will run every time you start your server. In this file you set your max players, IP, and starting map. There are some other CVARs you can add but they aren't worth the time, such as what master servers to use and what-not. Anyway, go into your router, click on status, under WAN there is an IP address, this is your external IP, and this is the IP people outside of your server will use to connect to it. You on the other hand will use your server's internal IP which will be 192.168.1.xxx, this is also the IP you will put in your autoexec.cfg file. I hope this helps, if you want e-mail me at rwbm1@comcast.net and I can help you get it going, maybe get some mods on there too ;).
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