If you are having problems with your server displaying on the FiveM server list, it is likely caused by one (or more) of the following issues:
- There is an issue with your server.cfg
- Your port is not being forwarded correctly
- You have a firewall software blocking connections to your server, or FiveM
1. There is an issue with your server.cfg
Are you sure that your server.cfg file is in the right location? Did you make sure that it has the correct permissions? Is it named correctly and does it have a .cfg extension? When do you turn off your computer, because I’d love to know what happens when you hit the button!
2. Port-forwarding is not correct
The first thing you should do is check your router configuration. If you are receiving the “Your port is not being forwarded correctly” error message, it means that your router needs to be configured to forward the port that your server is using. If you are using a different port, then forwarding will be done on another custom port. You can do this by logging into your router and forwarding a particular port (usually around 5070 or 5170). However, if you’re using default ports, then there’s no need for additional configuration—you don’t even have to touch anything!
If all else fails and none of these solutions fix the problem, try contacting FiveM support via Twitter or Discord!
3. Your Firewall blocks connections to your server
If you have a firewall software blocking connections to your server, or FiveM, check the following things:
- Check your firewall settings and make sure they are not set to block FiveM. If they are set to block FiveM then you need to go into the settings of the firewall software and change them.
- Make sure that it is not blocking connections from everyone on your network or only responding to requests coming from a specific computer (or something similar). If this is happening then make sure that all computers connecting through your router can access FiveM by going into their network properties and changing their IP address range so that it matches what’s in your server.cfg file (make sure its set as an IPv4 address range)
The above are three common issues that can prevent your server from being visible in the FiveM server browser.
Hopefully this article has helped you troubleshoot your own FiveM server not being listed on the server browser. If you are still having issues, we recommend contacting an experienced developer in the FiveM community to help you with your issue. We hope this article has helped you troubleshoot your own problem!
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