How do I do that from within the Ark Game?
Go to singleplayer game or another server, click `
and then type: open (server ip):7777
you will be connected to your server but change this ip to yours
Thank you for trying to help but when I do this the game simply crashes. The server is password protected so perhaps that is the issue. I did try using "ip:port password" as well as simply "ip:port" but both crashed the game. I may just have to wait.
Again, thanks for trying