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What is the difference between nat 1, 2, and 3?

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Re: What is the difference between nat 1,2,3,4,5, and 6?

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With the PS3 there is only NAT 1, 2, and 3.

NAT 1 essentially means there is no firewall or blocked ports between your PS3 and PSN Servers.

NAT 2 means you are behind a firewall, and some ports are blocked, but the important ones are open to allow you to access/use PSN features.

NAT 3 means you are behind a firewall, and enough ports are blocked that you may not be able to use several features of the PSN.
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Ok, then how do I get from NAT 2 to NAT 1 on a Linksys WRT54G ver. 6 router?
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you want to go from 2 to 1? from what i understand, for optimal use of your PS3, Nat Type 2 is the way to go.

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thuginomix wrote:

you want to go from 2 to 1? from what i understand, for optimal use of your PS3, Nat Type 2 is the way to go.


 

NAT 1 is best, and is usually when you are connected directly to a modem with no firewall.

 

NAT 2 is typically best you can get with a router/firewall.

 

NAT 2 is good enough, though.

 

OP: If you aren't getting NAT2 then you want to open ports, and you can keep this stuff in your other thread since there's already much discussion on the subect there.

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Solar_Difusion wrote:
With the PS3 there is only NAT 1, 2, and 3.

NAT 1 essentially means there is no firewall or blocked ports between your PS3 and PSN Servers.

NAT 2 means you are behind a firewall, and some ports are blocked, but the important ones are open to allow you to access/use PSN features.

NAT 3 means you are behind a firewall, and enough ports are blocked that you may not be able to use several features of the PSN.

 

 

Interesting.............I think I'm on NAT 3.  I'm going to change that to NAT 2.  Thanks for the info!

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Re: What is the difference between nat 1,2,3,4,5, and 6?

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flyoffacliff_ wrote:
Ok, then how do I get from NAT 2 to NAT 1 on a Linksys WRT54G ver. 6 router?

 

 You can't Nat 2 means you are behind a router and Nat 1 means you are direct. Nat 3 means you are behind a router and with restrictions such as certain ports are blocked. Have a great day Cya

 

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Nat2----Nat1
bin the router. Connect direct to modem

That's normaly easy for cable users as the modem is separate from the router. On ADSL you normally can't as the Modem and router are one single unit.
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Ok, thanks.
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