Having trouble connecting to Dauntless? Try the following steps to improve your internet connection:
Head to the Dauntless Server Status page and make sure there are no issues.
Disable any Background Downloads
Double check that you or anyone on your network isn't downloading any files. Downloading large files or sharing peer-to-peer can clog up your internet connection causing lag while you play Dauntless.
Switch from Wi-Fi to Wired
Switch from a Wi-Fi to a wired connection. Wi-Fi can be unreliable and affected by nearby interference, causing lag spikes, packet loss, and disconnects. Too many networks and too many users on a single network can both cause problems to your connection.
Getting Blocked by Firewalls
Firewalls are intended to protect your computer from outside threats on the internet, such as hackers and phishing attempts. Sometimes these Firewalls can accidentally block programs and connections that you actually want to run, such as Dauntless. Firewalls can come from your operating system, third party programs, and even your router.
- Operating System (Windows): When you first launch Dauntless, Windows should ask you if you want to add an exception for it. Select Yes. You can also manually add an exception by...
- Hit the Windows Key
- Type Windows Firewall
- Click Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall
- In this new window, scroll down and verify Dauntless is listed and has a check mark next to it. If it doesn't click Allow another app... Now navigate to where you installed Dauntless and add it as an exception.
- Third Party (anti-virus): Each program and anti-virus will be unique with different steps to allow exceptions. As a quick check you can temporarily disable your firewall, try connecting to Dauntless, and see if you experience improves. If it does, chances are your firewall is causing a problem. Follow the instructions from your firewall manufacturer to manually add Dauntless as an exception.
- Router Firewalls: Similar to software firewalls each router will be unique with different steps to add exceptions. With hundreds of different models available, it is best to refer to your manufacturer's instructions for adding Dauntless as an exception.
- Ports: Most firewalls, proxy servers, and other internet connection methods will restrict port access. Your configuration could be restricting packets from unknown sources. Ensure the following ports are open for Dauntless: UDP 8999-9999 for the game, and 5269 for matchmaking.
Configuring DNS Settings
Your internet server provider (ISP) assigns your DNS settings by default. Sometimes these settings can interfere with your connection to Dauntless. Switching to a public DNS, such as Google's DNS, can alleviate these connection problems.
- Hit the Windows Key.
- Type Control Panel.
- Select Network and Internet.
- Select Network and Sharing Center.
- Select Change Adapter Settings on the navigation bar on the left.
- Right click on your network adapter and select Properties.
- Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and open Properties.
- Go to the bottom of the menu and change Obtain DNS server address automatically, to Use the following DNS server addresses. Put in the following public DNS servers, one in each empty field:
Still having trouble connecting to Dauntless? Contact us and we'll help resolve the issue!