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Teamspeak is a free of charge VoIP service for non-commercial use.

Installing a Teamspeak3 server on Linux

The teamspeak donwloads page can be found here: . You can also use wget which we cover a bit later in this manual.

If you are not sure which one to select, here is a direct link to the file you want:

In this manual we will not create a separate user for teamspeak, and will instead run the installation as root. Not recommended but saves time and trouble.

We create the directory for teamspeak. You can come up with the directory name yourself but remember to also switch the directory name for the commands.

mkdir /teamspeak

We navigate to the directory we just created:

cd /teamspeak

And download the teamspeak package:


Once the download is finished the directory should now have a file called teamspeak3-server_linux-amd64-

We extract the package with the command:

 tar -xzf teamspeak3-server_linux-amd64-

After the extraction has finished the directory should have a new cirectory called teamspeak3-server_linux-amd64 .

We navigate into that directory:

 cd teamspeak3-server_linux-amd64/

Inside we find a file by the name , which we will open with the nano text editor:


Remove the text on line 6 and add this variable:


The variable will run the script in the directory where the teamspeak binary files are. Remember that if you created your directories with different names, you must modify the variable.

We save the script we modified and move it to the directory /etc/init.d/

 cp /teamspeak/teamspeak3-server_linux-amd64/ /etc/init.d/

We refresh the /etc/init.d/ directory using the command:

 update-rc.d defaults

After that we run the script, but open a text file first to mark down the password that the server will generate. It's pretty long so pen and paper will be a pain.


 /etc/init.d/ start

The server prints you information about your administrator account, a password for the administrator account and a server token. Mark all of these down in your text file.

For example:

loginname= "serveradmin", password= "ncF1h2Ph"


The server is now ready and functional, so we transition to the graphical side to configure it further.

Download and install Teamspeak client

Connect to your server with the account and password you were provided.

If you entered everything correctly and the installation went properly it should prompt your for the server token now.

Congratulations, the difficult parts are over now.

If you wish to use teamspeak from outside your home network (which you probably do) then you must open ports 9987(UDP), 10011(TCP) and 3003(TCP) from your router/modem. 9987 is the port which the VoIP uses, the other two are for file transfer.

Teamspeak3 installation on Windows


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