How to Create a Port Forward in Your Router for a Project Zomboid Server

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Here is a list of the ports that need to be forwarded for Project Zomboid Server:

Project Zomboid Server - PC

  • TCP: 16262-16293, 27015
  • UDP: 8766-8767, 16261

Forwarding Ports for Project Zomboid Server

Project Zomboid game artwork showing a survivor surrounded by zombies
Project Zomboid game artwork showing a survivor surrounded by zombies

When you use Project Zomboid Server you might need to forward some ports in your router. By forwarding ports you allow connection requests coming from the internet to be directed to Project Zomboid Server.

Routers generally do not allow incoming connection requests from the internet. By forwarding a port you can overcome this limitation.

Remember to Do These Things Before You Forward a Port

Make sure that you know these things before forwarding a port:

Locate Your Router's IP Address

You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. The software is part of our Network Utilities suite of tools and it is completely free to use.

You can also follow our Find Your Router IP Address article.

How To Forward Ports for Project Zomboid Server

The easiest way to forward your ports is to use our Network Utilities software. Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them.

Alternatively you can do it by hand. The way to forward a port is:

Frequently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

You can choose your router from our list to see exactly how to forward ports for Project Zomboid Server:

List of Routers - Customized for Project Zomboid Server

That is the process required to forward ports in your router for Project Zomboid Server.

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