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are there a way to open a port so the connection speed of steam will be faster?? can someone explain a little of how a port work??
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Usually, you go to your router's IP, go to applications and gaming, and enter the values for port forwarding. Because of the varied ports for Steam, Valve, and the games they offer, especially in the Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, and other games they offer, there are a lot of ports to cover.

If you're asking about firewall port forwarding, it's usually done through XP via the software. If you're using hardware, that's usually the router, and you need to follow the basics of the first sentence of my statement.

Port values for Valve games are as follows, and should be entered thusly:

TCP & UDP: 27000-27050

If that doesn't work, google your answer.

List of port numbers and values
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