Connect with rcon password... Won't connect to server?

I try to connect to my server like this…

rcon_password “password”
rcon ass_giveownership 2

Then it says can’t connect to server?

Why is this?

I’m trying to give myself admin for my private server so I can use the weapons I add to it.
This is a password protected server that me and my friends will play on.

It there a way to make everyone on the server a auto admin?

Did you specify rcon_address or were you on the server?

Making everyone who joins the server admin, best idea ever. Not like there are minges or anything :downs: