Is there any way to setup access for my friend to play on my own Ark Server, I do not understand why all the ports coming into my network are blocked. No other ISP I have ever used blocks incoming ports. Is there any service out there that can redirect ports before they even reach me so I can bypass the blocked ones and allow access to my Ark.
Thank you in advance.
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None of the ports listed for an ARK server are being blocked. The official wiki says:
|UDP 27015||Query port for Steam's server browser|
|UDP 7777||Game client port|
|UDP 7778||Raw UDP socket port (always Game client port +1)|
RCON for remote console server access (optional)
WIth that, it will come down to how you've got your router configured. Port forwarding on the Actiontec should work but some users have found that bridging port 1 on it (T1200, T2200 & T3200 specifically) and connecting the PC or your own router to it had better results for other things, not necessarily ARK.
I tried what you posted about, the port tests still show it closed. I completely turned off my Windows firewall and still shows closed. Here are the SS's for my settings and the port test results for one of the server ports. They all show the same result of Closed. I have been struggling with this since I switched to Telus. Unfortunately I live in an area where Shaw cannot provide the 120mbps unlimited or I would have switched back already.