How to Host and Join Servers Easily Do you want to host your own Palworld server and invite your friends to join your adventure? Or do you want to join a friend’s server and explore the world together? If so, you need to know how to port forward your router for Palworld server.
Port forwarding is a process that allows you to open a specific port on your router and direct incoming traffic to your device. This way, you can host a Palworld server on your device and share the invite code with your friends, or join a friend’s server by connecting to their IP address.
Port forwarding may sound complicated, but it’s actually quite simple. In this guide, we’ll show you the step-by-step process of port forwarding your router for Palworld server. You’ll learn how to:
- Retrieve your router IP address
- Access your router settings
- Locate the port forwarding section
- Set up port forwarding for Palworld
- Launch Palworld and host or join a server
Let’s get started!
Table of Contents
Step 1: Retrieve Your Router IP Address
The first step is to find out your router IP address. This is the address that you’ll use to access your router settings. To retrieve your router IP address, follow these steps:
- Press the Windows key on your keyboard.
- Open the Command Prompt.
- Type “ipconfig” and press Enter.
- Look for the Default Gateway under your Wireless LAN adapter, and note the IP address (e.g., 192.168.0.1).
Step 2: Access Router Settings
The next step is to access your router settings. This is where you’ll configure the port forwarding for Palworld server. To access your router settings, follow these steps:
- Open a web browser.
- Enter the router IP address in the search bar.
- Log in to your router using the password found on the router or in the manual.
Step 3: Locate Port Forwarding Section
The third step is to locate the port forwarding section in your router settings. This is where you’ll create a port forward rule for Palworld. The exact location and name of the port forwarding section may vary depending on your router model, but it’s usually under Advanced Settings, Firewall, or NAT. To locate the port forwarding section, follow these steps:
- Navigate to the Port Forwarding section in your router settings.
- If prompted, select the device that you want to port forward to from the list of connected devices.
Step 4: Set Up Port Forwarding for Palworld Server
The fourth step is to set up port forwarding for Palworld server. This is where you’ll specify the port number, the protocol, and the IP address for Palworld. To set up port forwarding for Palworld, follow these steps:
- In the Port Forwarding section, create a new port forward rule for Palworld.
- Name the port forward service and set the service type or protocol to TCP/UDP.
- Enter the port number or range under Original Port or Starting Port based on your platform. For Palworld, the default port is 8211.
- Enter or select your device’s IP address under Internal IP or Destination IP.
- Set the Schedule to Always or Enabled.
- Save and apply the changes.
Step 5: Configure Default Port
The fifth step is to configure the default port for Palworld. This is where you’ll ensure that Palworld can use the port that you’ve forwarded. To configure the default port for Palworld, follow these steps:
- Launch Palworld and go to the Settings menu.
- Go to the Network tab and enter the port number that you’ve forwarded (8211) under Default Port.
- Save and exit the Settings menu.
Step 6: Launch Palworld and Host or Join a Server
The final step is to launch Palworld and host or join a server. This is where you’ll enjoy the game with your friends. To launch Palworld and host or join a server, follow these steps:
- Launch Palworld and go to the Multiplayer menu.
- To host a server, click on Host and create a new world or load an existing one. Share the invite code with your friends, allowing them to join your server.
- To join a server, click on Join and enter the invite code or the IP address of the host. Connect to the server and start playing.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully port forwarded your router for Palworld. Now you can host and join servers easily and have fun with your friends. Happy gaming!