gmod server not working

my and my friend always get server not responding when trying to join each others servers
we have tried hamatchi, we have tried typing in the hamatchi ip to connect, there are no advanced multiplayer settings what so ever
playing on servers is literately the only reason i bought the game for both of us

Port forward instead.
It’s faster and plus it works on a network level.
Here’s a thread all about the process:

Now go get’em tiger

thanks but id rather not mess up the normal wifi

Learn what portforwarding is before making such a stupid comment.

Well I guess you won’t fix your issue then.
At lease attempt to listen to my help