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PS4 NAT Type

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I can't seem to get my nat type to open. I got a brand new router which is working fine but since then I have been having issues with my NAT. I have a static ip address and Upnp. I also have multiple ps4s where my buddy comes over to play.
Any help?
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Monster Hunter
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What NAT are you getting in the ps4 connection status screen? Failed, Type 3, 2, or 1?  Type 2 is the best you can get wireless.  Type 1 is best you can get wired.  Either 1 or 2 will give you Open NAT in games.  You will usually have to forward ports in your router and sometimes put your ps4 in a dmz.  Both of these tasks can be done in your router's set up screens.  To forward ports, follow the guides in portforward.com, for your particular router and the ps4.  Also go back and forward ports for whatever particular game your trying to play. 

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Feb 5, 2014
I'm getting type 2 on wireless but in game it's always moderate. I would use ip but I have friends come over and play ps4 as well and like open their nat tok
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Feb 5, 2014

is it nessecary to forward ports on the router if the PS4 is working fine online with out it?

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Feb 5, 2014
I mean dmz sorry I'm using my phone to type this
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Feb 5, 2014
You dont need to dmz the ps4 for in game Open NAT, but you will have to forward ports in your router for both the ps4 and the specific game. Dmz is just eaisier than forwarding ports. I did both. If you have a decent router, you should be able to reserve IP addresses for multiple ps4s. Then you make sure to set a static IP on each ps4. When you forward ports though, you cant forward the same port to multiple IPs, so only one ps4 can port forward, you could put the other ps4 into a dmz. Theres no more harm than putting your ps4 into dmz than plugging the ps4 direct to the modem. All dmz does is bypass the routers firewall.
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Feb 5, 2014
I should also add, DMZ doesnt magically re-route traffic across ports. You can think of it like this: port forwarding is like a traffic cop directing traffic to appropriate lanes and dmz is like opening up new traffic lanes that would otherwise be closed.
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Feb 5, 2014
What about Upnp? I got a new router last week and ever since we have been having NAT problems. Upnp worked fine on the other router.
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Feb 5, 2014
If your router has a setting for UpNp, make sure its enabled. Most decent routers will have it. On every router I've owned, it was enabled by default.
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Feb 5, 2014
It's enabled but it's still giving me a moderate NAT and sometimes the other ps4 a strict. I really don't know.
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