You may have faced sometimes that whenever you are playing online on your PS4, you suddenly get disconnected from your gaming session, your ping is too high or ps4 not connecting to wifi.
Well, after reading this article, you will not face that problem anymore.
That type of problem is often caused due to the “Network Address Translation (NAT).” In this article, you will fix the ps4 nat type issue By changing NAT Type On PS4.
Before This get To know More About NAT:
What is NAT?
NAT (Network Address Translation) is a method of remapping one IP address space into another by modifying network address information in the IP header of packets while they are in transit across a traffic routing device.
Types of NAT
- NAT Type 1 meaning (Open): With this, You will not get into any issues while gaming. However, some security threats may occur in your Network if You are connected directly without using any VPN services.
- NAT Type 2 meaning (Moderate): It is suitable for download and playing online games. It gives security to the other applications without limiting the network use of the ps4 application.
- NAT Type 3 Meaning (Strict): You may be able to connect to the PSN and perform downloads/updates, but the functions may not work as you want. It is like a complete firewall in the Network.
How To Change NAT Type On PS4
So, If you are having some problem with the NAT Type you currently have. You can change it to whatever setting you want.
However, It is not that easy as we can’t change NAT type on PS4 directly from our PS4. But don’t worry, I am here to make this thing easy and teach you how to change NAT type on PS4.
So, here I have written some steps that you should follow in order to change the NAT type of your PS4.
Step 1: First You need to Open a web browser and Type router gateway address. Most of the router Gateway address is 192.168.1.1 But Some of the routers may have a different address. You can find the gateway address at the backside of the router or In the user manual.
Step 2: Now You need to enter the user name and password To access router settings. (You can find Username and password in the backside of the router or in the user manual.
Step 3: Now you’re in, look for a setting that allows you to enable Universal Plug and Play (UPnP).
Step 4: After enabling UPnP you have two choices to make.
Step 5: You can either assign it to your network’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) or forward specific ports to the PS4 console.
Note *The first option has some security Threats so we recommend you to use the second port forwarding option*
Here are the steps that you should follow to forward port for your PS4:
Step 6: Open your router setting then Look for an option Port forwarding or forwarding router.
Step 7: Save the Changes and Restart Router. Now you have successfully changed Your nat type. To check What’s Your nat type Follow the below steps.
Also, you can Try changing to those free and Fast DNS servers if problem still arises.
Here a video To Make Your Nat type Open:
How to find current Nat type on ps4?
Step 1: Open settings
Step 2: Go to Network Menu
Step 3: Find the Internet connection Status Option
Step 4: There you can Find The NAT type at the bottom
So, These are the steps you have to follow to change NAT type on PS4. By following these steps, you won’t have any problem while changing the NAT type on PS4.
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