Easy steps to change the settings on the router and get NAT type open.
NAT (Network address translation) is a networking concept used by the router to share one public IP address on to multiple private addresses.
There are 3 types of NAT issues that you may face while playing online games.
Type Open – This means the settings on the router are good and you are able to play the online games. NAT type open is what we all are looking for.
Type Moderate – In this case you can talk to other players online who have open or moderate NAT.
Type Strict – In this case you can not talk to the players who have moderate or strict NAT.
How does NAT type affect ?
Some times you can not hear the player withing a game or the other person can not hear you. But you can see that he is there.
You can not join a game or other player can not join your party.
But the NAT type problem does not affect the game speed , it affects only the communication ability with other players.
If your computer is connected directly to the wired modem then you should not face NAT issue.
If you have firewall in the network then it may cause the NAT type issue.
As I said earlier, you will not face the NAT issue if your computer is connected to the wired modem.
Generally people use router at home or office for the networking. So now consider you have some computers and X-box in the network.
you are playing the game but you are facing the NAT error.
What changes can you make on the router to change NAT type open?
Reduce the MTU size on the router to 1365.
If you have old router then it will be better to upgrade the firmware of the router. Many problems are resolved just by upgrading the firmware.
You will need to open some ports on the router.
For x-box port numbers will be – 53, 80-88, 3074. You can create 3 applications and forward these 3 port numbers on your router for the IP address of your Xbox. I will suggest you to assign a static IP address on your Xbox.
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Similarly, for play station also you can forward some ports on your router. The port numbers for Play station will be 80 , 443-447, 5223, 3478-3479, 3658, 10000-20000. Try opening these ports. There may be different port numbers also.
To change the settings on the router you will need to access the router set up page.
Make few changes on the router and get NAT type open. It mostly works with all the routers. Easy setup guide is designed to work with Linksys wireless router , Netgear wireless router, D Link wireless router and all other brands of routers.