Cannot direct connect to local server via external IP


GTA V version?
Up to date?
Legit or Pirate copy?
Steam/CD/Social Club?
Windows version?
Did you try to delete caches.xml and try again?
Error screenshot (if any)
“Connection Failed: Failed to connect to server after 3 attempts.”
System specifications
Core i9, 32gb RAM, GTX1080, SSD everything
What did you do to get this issue?
Connecting to my own local server via my external IP address (192.x.x.x or work fine)
What server did you get this issue on?
My local server

Ports are forwarded correctly, checked with yougotsignal and other online port scanners. Server console shows I’m connecting but never happens. I can connect to the remote servers the community I develop for has. What am I missing?


You can’t connect to a local server with the external IP address.


you can you just need to edit your hosts file.

example: if your server local ip is you would add last ip being the external ip.

This is how i do it so i can use my external ip and domains within my own network.


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