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Help me make my TF2 server work.

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I have a problem. I am trying to make my desktop into a Team Fortress 2 server that the public can join through the game coordinator. The problem is that only people in my home network can join the server. I'm pretty sure the problem is with 'port forwarding', which one of my friends described as "not worth the effort." It sure sounds intimidating. Portforward.com had a excellent explanation and easy instructions. But here is a picture of what happens when I follow there instructions:

http://puu.sh/XQ8Y

What is going on? Can you help?
post #2 of 4
You need to supply the internal IP address of the computer that is running the server. You can find this out by opening a shell. (Start > Run > cmd.exe) and typing ipconfig.
it should look something like 192.168.2.XXX. Once you have found the IP address out, you put the XXX into the field called Private IP Address shown in your screenshot.

Some things to note: If this computer is given it's IP address through DHCP, this means it could be dynamic and the IP address could change, this invalidating your port forwarding. It might be worth reading up on how to set a static internal IP address to prevent this from happening.
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I think I may have fixed the port forwarding problem with the help of a friend. From now on I am going to leave the server on from maybe noon to 10:00 PM. The server is called SBD Reliance. Please tell me if you can't connect and then we can resolve whatever issues there are. If you can connect than you can still help me: the server still is not being automatically populated. I assume that this is because is somehow not connected to the Game Coordinator. Is there some setup process I have to go through?
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Nevermind; it's actually working now.
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