Trying to help my son. He wants to run a server. All we've achieved so far, he tells me, is that he gets 'lan only' or something - he can't see his server from the outside world.
We have forwarded a port on our router - 55602 - and directed traffic to port 27015 on his machine.
He has a shortcut on his desktop with a target: "F:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Unturned\Unturned.exe" -nographics -batchmode +secureserver/Henry_Server
And that file exists alright.
That's all we've done that I know of. Haven't configured anything within Unturned.
Should it work okay like this or what should we do?
p.s. so the web address of his game should be, if this helps anyone trouble shoot for us: 18.104.22.168:55602
When I enter that web address I just get a connection timed out message.
I've used a port checking tool and I'm pretty sure the port is open okay and for TCP and UDP traffic. If there's some other way I should/could test please let me know.
p.s. after reading a bit more I've added another port forwarding rule. I've now got 27015-27018 external forwarded to 27015-27018 internal.
That makes sense to me. How's anyone going to connect to him via a port I've setup? They wouldn't know it's number.
I set my IP cams up like that but that's different.
But this means what? That every unturned packet addressed to 27015-18 to my router gets forwarded to his machine only?
What about if someone else wants to play on their machine? I have to set up more forwarding?
Or forwarding was never really needed? Just a rule in the firewall? (which is there, for unturned)
I will leave that first forwarding rule in place just as another approach perhaps for people investigating my problem. But it's the wrong way isn't it?
And the 'right way' if that's what I've done now, isn't working either for me. Just times out.
But I'm justing going there with a browser. I guess you need to try ot connect with an instance of unturned?
I haven't got one. There's only his. I don't suppose I can use his to check if it can connect with itself via the web?