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
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:
- Your router's internal IP address.
- The IP address of your computer.
- Each of the TCP and UDP ports that you need to forward.
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:
- Begin by logging in to your router.
- Locate your routers port forwarding section.
- Type your computer's IP address into the correct box in your router.
- Put the TCP and UDP ports that you are forwarding for Rust Server in the correct boxes in your router.
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.