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Steam Link App. Port forwarding?
I'm wondering if port forwarding is possible for the Steam Link App. If it is, how?
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_I_ May 23, 2018 @ 9:36am 
should be the same ports for inhome streaming

have the router forward these to the host pc
UDP 27031 - 27036, TCP 27036 - 27037

Originally posted by _I_:
should be the same ports for inhome streaming

have the router forward these to the host pc
UDP 27031 - 27036, TCP 27036 - 27037

Oh thanks that helped a lot
mirda9 May 24, 2018 @ 1:19am 
If your intention is to connect remotely, a VPN seems to be better solution.
Originally posted by deancan:
If your intention is to connect remotely, a VPN seems to be better solution.
How would I do that? and is there a VPN that can't get blocked by school networks? the Steam Link App uses a ♥♥♥♥ ton of my data fast
mirda9 May 25, 2018 @ 8:29am 
You can use OpenVPN on port 443 (TCP), and you should be able to connect unless your school uses deep packet inspection.
buder28 Apr 10, 2019 @ 5:40pm 
Originally posted by _I_:
should be the same ports for inhome streaming

have the router forward these to the host pc
UDP 27031 - 27036, TCP 27036 - 27037

all port port from 27031 to 27036 ? or only those 2 separated ?
my router a pice of garbage i cannot use both udp and tcp on the same port

trying to get stim link working in NOX emulator so i can use it on a pc i dont want the normal in home streaming
_I_ Apr 11, 2019 @ 12:55am 
port range
most routers use range for forwarding

https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/files/dd_wrt_port_forwarding_155.png
steam stream 1, 27031, udp, host ip, 27036, tick
steam stream 2, 27036, tcp, host ip, 27037, tick

then connect to the host routers internet ip
Last edited by _I_; Apr 11, 2019 @ 12:56am
TnT Kokser [ger] May 3, 2019 @ 11:43am 
I tried this today. You don't need anything but the port forwarding in your router. Install the Steam Link App, start it once in your local network while Steam is running. You need to verify the connection by entering the PIN Steam is telling you. Once the connection is working and your port forwarding ist enabled, Steam Link will find your (switched on, connected to internet and running Steam) computer from anywhere in the world. After closing the Big Picture mode on your mobile you even have full access to your Windows desktop.

Side notes:
- You may have to allow the incoming ports in your firewall, too.
- You are easily vulnerable from outside leaving the ports open! There are port scanners running that randomly scan public IP adresses for open ports. Depending on the security level of your router and possilble undiscovered exploits in Steam somebody may take control over your computer or install malware. It might be a good idea to disable port forwarding as soon as you are back home and enable it only when needed.
- If you have security concerns or want to leave the connection open forever you may use openvpn. There are free clients for Windows and Android (and perhaps Apple, too) that support easily to implement client-to-client VPNs. Because both sides have dynamic public IPs you will have to use a dyndns service, which is available for free. No ports have to be opened in your router or firewall. After establishing the VPN connection your mobile belongs to your local network, so Steam Link can find your Steam installation as you are at home in your WLAN.
_I_ May 3, 2019 @ 5:24pm 
with the newer streaming mobile connection protocol you no longer need to forward ports
buder28 May 3, 2019 @ 5:51pm 
when going through emulator its asking for port forwarding
Last edited by buder28; May 3, 2019 @ 5:53pm
Spencer Thayer Aug 30, 2020 @ 12:28pm 
So what do you do if you've done all this and still get the can't connect on port 0 error?
$emmiitbrown Nov 2, 2020 @ 4:35pm 
Originally posted by _I_:
port range
most routers use range for forwarding

https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/files/dd_wrt_port_forwarding_155.png
steam stream 1, 27031, udp, host ip, 27036, tick
steam stream 2, 27036, tcp, host ip, 27037, tick

then connect to the host routers internet ip

Assuming one has duplicate hardware and help. Yes. Thank you for the response. However, this is not a "control" port for Steam if memory serves. ^_^ (Hence, Steam-LINK) #unsub
Last edited by $emmiitbrown; Nov 2, 2020 @ 4:41pm
$emmiitbrown Nov 2, 2020 @ 4:39pm 
[quote= @emmiberriibury
Side notes:
- You may have to allow the incoming ports in your firewall. (*"I am not sure what you are referring to @UTM-believer. " -Anon)
Supposition#1 - You are easily vulnerable from outside leaving the ports open!
Supposition#2
Because both sides have dynamic public IPs you will have to use a dyndns service, which is available for free. No ports have to be opened in your router or firewall. After establishing the VPN connection your mobile belongs to your local network, so Steam Link can find your Steam installation as you are at home in your WLAN. [/quote]

-edit

My advise: don't tinker with your node that much or imply so many networking implications. Thanks all.
Last edited by $emmiitbrown; Nov 2, 2020 @ 4:41pm
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