Network Utilities

Forwarding Ports in Your Router for Don't Starve

Don't Starve is Klei Entertainment, 505 Games's Action, Adventure, and Survival game released in 2013.

Don't Starve offers the following styles of gameplay.

  • Games that are considered action are all about centering the player in the middle of an evolving situation.
  • An adventure game is where the player is usually the protagonist and plays through an evolving story. The storyline is the driving part of an adventure game.
  • In a survival game you simply need to stay alive. Some have waves of enemies that get harder with each wave. Many are horror based, supernatural, or post-apocalyptic. They generally focus on conserving resources such as ammo and health, and sometimes employ elements of stealth.

How to Port Forward Don't Starve

When you are playing Don't Starve you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is a useful trick in gaming because it can really help to make your network connection most stable and on occasion even faster. Routers were not designed to allow incoming network requests and some games can play tremendously better if an incoming connection is forwarded through the router to the game.

Before You Forward a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

  • The IP address of your router.
  • Your gaming machine's IP address.
  • A list of TCP and UDP ports to forward.

How to locate your router's IP Address

The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.

How To Forward Ports

The fastest way to do this is to use Network Utilities. Network Utilities can forward your ports in just a few clicks, and close them back down when you are done just as easily. You can also do it the manual way.

The usual process for forwarding a port is:

  • Open a web browser and navigate to your router's IP address.
  • Find your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the appropriate box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the corresponding boxes in your router.
  • On occasion you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

Which Ports Does Don't Starve Require

The incoming ports that need to be forwarded for Don't Starve are as follows:

Don't Starve - PC

  • We do not know the PC ports for Don't Starve yet. If you know them please send us a message using our Message System.

Don't Starve - Playstation 3

  • TCP: 3478-3480,5223,8080
  • UDP: 3074,3478-3479,3658

Don't Starve - Playstation 4

  • TCP: 1935,3478-3480
  • UDP: 3074,3478-3479

Don't Starve - Xbox One

  • TCP: 3074
  • UDP: 88,500,3074,3544,4500

If you want to follow guides that are custom tailored to your exact router and Don't Starve simply follow one of these links:

That's all it takes to open your ports. Want to learn how to create more port forwards? Check out our list of games and applications.

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer

Jason Bauer is an owner and programmer for PortForward. You can find more of his articles in the Games and Applications section of our site.