Connecting via WAN

How can I get my friends to connect via my WAN IP?

I already know what it is, and I have forwarded my ports. But it doesn’t show up in the servers list. So this is the only option.

Try getting them to type “connect <server ip>” in their console.

How do you even get to the console? I haven’t been able to figure that out…

See enabling the console: http://www.halflife2.net/half-life-2/developer-console/