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[INFO] The ULTIMATE (unofficial) NAT-type guide

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This is the first installment of the ULTIMATE Ultimate guide series by jg101987. See bottom for more.

I noticed how many posts there are asking for help on fixing NAT type 3 to type 1 or 2. (NAT 3 can cause your PS3 to not connect well on the internet or to PSN) Here is the guide to fixing EVERY NAT ISSUE EVER (almost).


What is a NAT



A NAT is identified by the PS3 as being one of 3 types.

NAT 1: PS3 is directly connected to the internet
NAT 2: PS3 is correctly connected through a router to the internet
NAT 3: PS3 is incorrectly connected through a router to the internet

The PS3 will function under a NAT 3, but users may be blocked in online games, certain features of the PSN will not work, etc.

NAT type 1 or 2 are the correct ones to have

Fixing your NAT




Fixing your Nat is a simple process. It involves assining a static IP address to your PS3 the forwarding the porst that the PS3 uses to connect to the PSN through your router, and assigning them to the PS3's new static IP address.



Assigning a static IP address to your PS3



First, to get a static IP adress on your PS3, you must know some of the information from your router. This requires a PC.


1) Make sure the PC is on and connected to the internet through your router.
2) Click the "start button"
3) Click "run"
4) Type: cmd
5) Click "OK"
6) Type (in the black window): ipconfig /all
7) You will see a long list of words and numbers.



Write down the following from the list:

Default Gateway
DNS Servers (only the first 2)
Subnet Mask
DCHP Server



Thats all you need from the PC for now. Double check your numbers and make sure they are correct.


8) Go into your PS3
9) Select Network Settings under the Settings Menu



10)Select Internet Connection Settings



11)Instead of choosing Easy, we will do things the complicated way Press right until you get to Address setting, and then choose custom.



12)Go right until you get to the page that says" Select the operation mode of the selected device. and choose manual settings.



13) Now continue until you get to the page with all of the numbers on it (presets are all zeros)



Enter the information as follows

Enter your Primary DNS as the 1st DNS number you got earlier from your PC
Enter your Secondary DNS as the 2nd DNS Number you got from your PC
Enter your Default Gateway (linksys default was 192.168.1.1)
Enter your Subnet Mask (linksys default was 255.255.255.0)
To make it easy, use 192.168.1.23 as the IP address

Note: If you are following this guide and you use a router
that is not a linksys, then the ip address and the default
gateway will be different. Reply below or PM me to get the
correct numbers.




14) Go to the right until you get to the screen that says "press X to save" do so, and press "test connection on the next screen.




There you go, your PS3 now has a static IP address.
But your PS3 will still test as NAT type 3. there is one more step.


Assigning the ports to the Playstation 3




On the same PC as earlier, open your internet browser and type the default gateway ( 192.168.1.1 ) into the address bar (Where it says www.google.com below)



You will get a prompt asking you for a name and password

The default user name for a linksys router is "admin"
The default password is "admin"

Note: if you have a router not made by linksys, then the password and username will be different. Reply below for the correct ones.



When you log in, at the top navigation bar click "Applications and Gaming" this will bring you to the "port range foreward" screen.

It looks like this:


Make your screen look exactly like the one above, and you will have correctly forwarded all the ports to your PS3 necessary to get on the Network.

Note: if you have a different router (not linksys) the the process may differ for you. Reply below or PM me and I will post the correct process. Reply is preferred over PM





Questions? Reply below.

Have a suggestion on a guide for the ULTIMATE ultimate guide series? PM me.

Other articles in the ULTIMATE ultimate guide series:

The Ultimate ultimade guide to replacing your PS3 Hard Drive



Message Edited by jg101987 on 08-23-2007 11:39 AM

 

Edit: Moved from PS General

 

Mod note:  Updated thread title.  This thread is unofficial, but a good place for people share theirNAT-type issues and to get advice from the community.  Thanks all!  U--J

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Why not just put your ps3 in DMZ mode? Works great for me.
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Key words: FOR YOU

Not everyone

That doesn't always work
and even if it does, it doesn't work right with some network configurations.
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Mine is working fine, however,
 
let me be the frist to thank you for this excellent guide.
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No problem, and thank you for the...er...thanks
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This sounds fantastic,
Thanks for your input, I'll try it tonight with my linksys,
 
 
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Anyone have any suggestions on a guide they need? I'll make it for anything.


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Hey I just have a few questions before I attempt this...1) When I do the ipconfig/all I can't seem to see anywhere that says DCHP Server. Do I need this? Is it a number I'm looking for? and 2) I created a static IP address for a program on my computer. By creating a new one for the PS 3, will this cause any problems to my program? Thanks for everything.
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I just bought a D-Link WBR-1310 Wireless Router today and I can't get NAT 2. I would really apreciate if you could help me with my problem.
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Re: The ULTIMATE ultimate guide to fixing your NAT

Aug 24, 2007
Thanks for the guide, worked nicely.

As for the above poster, I'm not sure why the guide says to write down the DCHP Server.  Mine wasn't listed either, but you don't need it at all during the guide.


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