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How to enable RCON on a Garrys Mod server

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RCON protocol is necessary if you want to manage your server using the console. It allows you to control various aspects of the server, such as user administration, game settings, plugins, maps.

First, set the password:

1. Go to server panel website and select your Garry’s Mod server from the list. You should be redirected to the “Console” tab where you need to click on “Stop button – then, go to the “Startup” tab.

2. Locate RCON Password window and enter your RCON password.

How to set up gmod RCON Password 1

3. Select “Console” tab again and start your server with “Start” button.

Enable RCON on your Garry’s Mod server:

1. Join your server. If you don’t know how, use our guide:

2. Open game-in development console.

3. Type in:

rcon_password yourpassword

Now you should be able to perform all admin actions. You can check if you have admin functions by typing in:

rcon status


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