How to Port Forward Rust

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September 19, 2018 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Rust is an Action, Adventure, Survival, Open-World, Simulation, MMO, and Role-Playing game published by Facepunch Studios released in 2018.

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Rust has the following genres of gameplay.

Port Forward Rust

When you are playing Rust 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 sometimes 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:

How to locate your router's IP Address

The easiest way to find 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

An easy way to do this is use our Network Utilities software. It can open your ports with just a few clicks. Then when you are done you can just was quickly close your ports again. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The process for forwarding a port is usually:

Which Ports Does Rust Require

The specific incoming ports for Rust are as follows:

Rust - PC

  • TCP: 28015-28016
  • UDP: 28015-28016

Rust - Steam

  • TCP: 27015-27030,27036-27037,28015-28016
  • UDP: 4380,27000-27031,27036,28015-28016

We have guides that are custom tailored for Rust that will show you the ports.

When you are done following those steps your ports will be forwarded. Be sure to check out our full list of games and programs that can be forwarded.

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