Orbi WiFi 7 RBE973
Reply

RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?

Koll
Tutor

RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?

Hi, my son plays the Steam game called Rust, and when that game starts browsing servers, it close to kills the network for 2-5 minuttes. When I say kill, then there's still ethernet connections and wifi etc., but the internet connection is stalled, probably due to the amount of incoming requests from the game checking servers status.

 

I've found other threads, where changes can be made to Steam it self, not to scan so many servers at once when browsing a server list, but can it be right? Here's an example:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/252490/discussions/0/3051735285582143647/

 

When my son is at his mum with a more simple network (same ISP), but a router that cost nothing, then there isn't an issue. So I'm like, what the... I paid a lot for mine. 😬

 

So does anyone know about changes that can be done to the router itself or is it just maxed out by a game and a PC on the network, is that possible?

Message 1 of 17

Accepted Solutions
CrimpOn
Guru

Re: RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?


@Koll wrote:

I've found other threads, where changes can be made to Steam it self, not to scan so many servers at once when browsing a server list, but can it be right?


Assuming that the only application that causes this phenomenon is Rust, that is where I would start looking for solutions.

What happens when the suggested changes are made to the game settings?

View solution in original post

Message 5 of 17

All Replies
plemans
Guru

Re: RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?

What modem/gateway do you have? 

what firmware is on the router? 

Is the device connected hardwired or over wireless?

Message 2 of 17
Koll
Tutor

Re: RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?

Firmware is: V4.6.14.3

PC's are connected using wired,

Uncertain about modem model, but it's an ICOTERA fiber box

Message 3 of 17
plemans
Guru

Re: RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?

I'd check on what fibre box that is. MIght be a gateway with its own router built in and cause a double nat

Message 4 of 17
CrimpOn
Guru

Re: RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?


@Koll wrote:

I've found other threads, where changes can be made to Steam it self, not to scan so many servers at once when browsing a server list, but can it be right?


Assuming that the only application that causes this phenomenon is Rust, that is where I would start looking for solutions.

What happens when the suggested changes are made to the game settings?

Message 5 of 17
Koll
Tutor

Re: RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?

Yes so far only that application, so trying those Steam changes. Was just curious if others had same experience and maybe there was a solution on the router itself. It's a 1000mbit internet connection, so it's not traffic as such, but yes something that kind of DDOS the router on network and it's like stunned whilte it happens. 🙂

Message 6 of 17
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?

Any chance you have Armor or Smart Parental Controls enabled? 

Message 7 of 17
Koll
Tutor

Re: RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?

No don’t have any paid services enabled right now.
Message 8 of 17
Koll
Tutor

Re: RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?

It's only that game on Steam that can cause it and it helps to lower the Steam settings.

Message 9 of 17
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?

What is "RUST browing servers"?

Message 10 of 17
Koll
Tutor

Re: RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?

RUST game:
https://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/252490/

 

When you want to find a server in that game, it spams the router, pinging servers.

Message 11 of 17
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?

Is the gaming PC wired or wireless connected to the system? 

Might try using the DMZ for the PC as a quick test to see if this problem still happens. Remove the configuration after testing. 

 

Do you know if this game has a trial period. Something I could test as I have my 850 series online currently...

Message 12 of 17
Koll
Tutor

Re: RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?

It's wired the PC to the router. I don't think I've seen RUST as a trial, but it might have some free play during weekend periods.

I haven't seen a DMZ option on my router? I'm actually a bit surprised about the more limited control compared to my old ASUS router. 

Message 13 of 17
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?

DMZ is on the RBRs web page under Advanced Tab/Setup/WAN Setup. 

 

Message 14 of 17
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?

So what was the solution to this post? 

Message 15 of 17
Koll
Tutor

Re: RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?

Only solution I've fouind was to change overall Steam settings for "Server Browser Pings / Minute":

https://steamcommunity.com/app/252490/discussions/0/3051735285582143647/

 

As it's the only Steam, game I've seen that does it.

Message 16 of 17
FURRYe38
Guru

Re: RBR850 can't handle Steam game RUST browing servers?

Sounds this is a game configuration issue. Glad you were able to figure it out. Thanks for letting us know the details. 

👍

Message 17 of 17
Top Contributors
Discussion stats
  • 16 replies
  • 1397 views
  • 0 kudos
  • 4 in conversation
Announcements

Orbi WiFi 7