How to Open a Port in Your Router for Rust Server

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May 21, 2022 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 1 minutes

The ports that need to be forwarded for Rust Server are listed here:

Rust Server - PC

  • TCP: 28016, 28083
  • UDP: 28015

Set Up a Port Forward for Rust Server

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When you use Rust 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 Rust Server.

By default routers do not allow incoming network requests. A port forward can overcome this limitation.

Before Forwarding a Port

Before forwarding a port make sure that you know these things:

How to Locate Your Router's IP Address

You can run our free Router Detector software to locate your router's IP address. Our Router Detector tool is free to use and is part of our Network Utilities software.

We have a guide you can follow Find Your Router IP Address if you don't want to run the software.

How To Forward Ports for Rust Server

You can use our Network Utilities software to automatically forward ports for you. Our Network Utilities software allows you to add port forwards and also remove them when you no longer need them to maximize your network security.

Another option is to go through the process of forwarding ports one step at a time. The normal process for forwarding 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 Rust Server:

List of Routers - Customized for Rust Server

Those are the steps to take in order to forward ports in your router for Rust Server.

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