Port Forwarding Question

Hey all,

When I do the port forwarding part of my server to allow friend’s to connect do I need to forward those ports on the modem I am connected via ethernet or do I need to forward those ports on my wireless router?

  1. Log-in to router and navigate to port forwarding options.
  2. Assign port number to local IP address with correct port type, 9987 (UDP), 10011 (TCP) and 30033 (TCP)
  3. Apply forwarding rules on router.
  4. Configure Firewall, on inbound rules by creating new rules for server executable (ts3server.exe). Allow the connection.
  5. Run server executable (ts3server.exe).
  6. On first run, it will prompt credential info.
  7. Save all credential info in secure location.
  8. Open TeamSpeak 3 client, click connections and type: (if client and server running on the same computer).
  9. TeamSpeak 3 server will be asking Privilege key to confirm you as admin. Enter key from file you save earlier.
  10. Your name will have “S” icon, which indicate you as server admin.
  11. Find public IP address from Google search, “What Is My IP” or set up Dynamic DNS.
  12. Share public IP address to friend or family to be use on client, on separated network.

Your wireless router is just an access point.

You have to set up your rules in your modem (provided by your ISP).

It depends on how the wireless router is set up. Most cheap ones usually NAT again and don’t bridge by default.
So if this is the case you will have to enable port forwarding on both - the modem and the router.
In general you have to open everything that would otherwise block any direct communication:

  • the modem
  • the router
  • the server firewall

Digging up a dead post because it’s still high in search engine results on this topic and needs correcting:

This is absolutely incorrect. A wireless router does indeed act as an access point, but that’s on top of its primary job: routing. Port forwarding is very literally network routing, which is handled by (you guessed it) your router—not your modem

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