Port Forward Rocket Chat
PUREVPNpfcgnatHow to Port Forward Rocket Chat

Rocket Chat is the world’s largest open-source communications platform, perfect for organizations that want more control over their communication. It allows collaborators to easily connect without comprising data ownership, customizations, or integrations.

Port forwarding helps you access the client’s server behind the router or firewalls, NAT, or CGNAT. You can open ports and control devices behind any router. This guide explains how to port forward Rocket Chat.

Requirements to Port Forward Rocket Chat

Just before you begin with the process of port forwarding, make sure you have the following things:

  • Downloaded and installed the Rocket Chat server.
  • The IP address of your router.
  • IP address of your device.

TCP and UDP ports of Rocket Chat for your device as mentioned in the section below.

Step-by-step guide on how to port forward Rocket Chat

Now that you have the above details noted down, you can move to the next stage of Rocket Chat port forwarding:

  1. On your web browser address bar, type your router’s IP Address/Default Gateway.
  2. Log in with your router’s credentials (username and password) to view your router’s firmware settings.
  3. Navigate to the port forwarding section of your router.
  4. Click on Port Forwarding.
  5. Enter the IP address of your device in your router in the correct box.
  6. Put the TCP and UDP ports of the Rocket Chat server in the boxes in your router. The default Rocket Chat port number is 3000. And then click the apply button.
  7. And you’re done. Restart your router to let the changes take effect.
  8. Once your changes take effect, now you can host a Rocket Chat server and let your friends connect to it as well. To let them connect to it, you need to provide them with the hostname you are using, along with the port number. For example, ‘hostname.domain.com:25565’.

Rocket Chat ports needed to run

To use Rocket Chat online and create a server without any interruptions, you’ll have to allow access to certain ports on your firewall. The default Rocket Chat ports are:

TCP Port:3000

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Ports to forward on devices

Ports to run on PC:

TCP Port:3000

How to open ports behind CGNAT

What if your ISP performs CGNAT? Most ISPs perform CGNAT (Carrier-grade Network Address Translation) to conserve bandwidth and assign a single IP address to multiple users connected to the same internet network. However, CGNAT makes it difficult for you to open ports on the router. 

To get around the CGNAT issue, you can use the Port Forwarding add-on to bypass this problem and port forward routers without hassle. 
Here’s more information on how to use PureVPN’s Port Forwarding add-on and bypass CGNAT in a few clicks.

PureVPN’s Port Forwarding Add-on

A secure way to open all ports

To most people, port forwarding is quite a demanding task. For starters, every router has a different console, which often makes it difficult to navigate to specific settings.

Secondly, you won’t always be able to open Rocket chat ports on your router if your ISP restricts the ports. Yes, you heard that right! ISPs are notorious for blocking ports due to security reasons. If ISP isn’t the reason behind a blocked port, then perhaps it could be your operating system’s firewall.

Well, you can eliminate all these problems on all your desired systems with PureVPN’s Port Forwarding add-on. Through the Port Forwarding add-on, you can allow all ports, disallow all ports, and allow specific ports.

Frequently Asked Questions

What ports do I need for rocket league? 

To play Rocket League, you will need to forward specific ports.  Once you are on your router’s configuration page, look for the Port Forwarding page and add entries for Rocket League using the following port ranges: 80 TCP (HTTP Connections), and 443 TCP (HTTPS Connections).

Does port forwarding affect speed? 

Port forwarding allows your computer to receive signals quicker by redirecting them along specific electronic paths. This results in much faster speeds for gaming or downloads.

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