joining a server!

So a long time ago i had a problem with connection and i fixed my router, Now the only way my friends can join is through friends and history on the join multiplayer lists! But my name is not on either of them, so what other ways could t hey join?

Could you add a little more description, or is English not you’r first language?

English is my first language, i just could not think of what to say.

okay well, before when my friends joined after i forwarded the ports on my router, they went into history, but now they cannot connect by that way because i am not on it anymore, the friends tab does not work either, so is there any other ways to join a game (console “connect” and right click join thorugh steam do not work)