7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2014 4:26 PM by SavageHam RSS

i know i cant be the only one having NAT type issues read this!

CDIESEL86

i used to have a NAT type 2 on my console settings but im getting tired of it switching back and forth in-game from moderate to open all the time...i was on the phone all day with AT&T today and my pd4 is now set in DMZ all ports are open and when i do a connection set up and test im running great STATS and i have a NAT type 1....i have no problems playing when im on moderate but its like hit or miss....ill play on open for a few hours go to store and then come back home and its moderate..sometimes ill get moderate for days straight and then i get moderate...its funny cause what ill do is either back out or restart game and then its open...ativision told me that sometimes you have to back out and sign back in for it to "refresh" its connection...im not paying for a static IP as my provider told me i dont need it...i have never had this issue until this game..like i said i can play all day and its fine but it just bothers me lol...im on workers comp awaiting surgery so i have way too much time on my hands and i notice things i never did b4 lol...my service provider told me everything i OPEN and perfect on my end..like i said i can go in and itll be moderate and then back out and go back in and its open...im happy and content that i acheived a NAT type 1 but i just wanna see if everyone else is getting soemthing from time to time...i mean its gotta be something on there servers (playstation told me) even the FRIENDS list isnt updating and this seems to have gotten worse since last patch....one min it tells me i have 20 ppl online and then a few mins later as im backign out and going back in it tells me i have 3 ppl..something just aint right...other wise game is amazing and i love my time with it....

  • Re: i know i cant be the only one having NAT type issues read this!
    SavageHam

    Hey CDIESEL86,

     

    I understand you are having issues maintaining an open NAT type. The issue may be that you don't have a static ip address. Let me explain that you don't need to purchase a static ip, you just need to manually assign an ip address to your console. A manually assigned ip address will help to create stability and prevent having to reconfigure your port set up in the future. Without an assigned ip address, when your connection is reset, your console's ip address may change and cause issues.

     

    In your network settings on your console, you will have to do a manual configuration. It may be helpful to take note of your current DHCP, and DNS settings. Then follow these steps to help optimize your connection:

    1.  In the PSN Menu, go to “Settings”.

    2.  Go to “Network”

    3. Go to “Set Up Internet Connection”

    4.  When it asks, “How do you want to connect to the network?” , go to “Use Wi-Fi “ or “Use a LAN Cable” (it doesn’t matter)

    5.  When it asks “How do you want to set up the internet connection?”, go to “Custom”

    6.  From here, set up your IP Address Settings, DHCP Host Name, and DNS Settings however you want.

    7.  ***Here’s the important part:***

    When you get to MTU Settings, choose “Manual”

    Set that to 1480.

    8.  Set up your Proxy Server however you want.

     

    When you get to set #6, this is where you'll want to assign your console an ip address. Changing your MTU settings should also help to optimize your connection.

     

    Thanks,

    ^AJ

  • Re: i know i cant be the only one having NAT type issues read this!
    CDIESEL86

    ok my question is this...my ISP and me scanned my network settings automaticly tonight got and the PS4 IP address that way and port forwarded to that address on the modem,worked great  and everything is now OPEN...so my here is my question..when i power cycle the modem and that dynampic IP  changes next time as expected do i then have to do a ps4 network set up again and  go to manual next time and re enter all the info i port forwarded on my modem? like is that Ip adress that i put in the modem always stay there so everytime i power cycle all i have to do is just manually type in the ip address i orignally did when i auto scanned?? like exp

     

    autoscan and get ps4..192.168.1.195 (example only) entered all that in my port forward on modem

    one day have to power cycle and new ps4 ip...192.168.199 (example)

    set up internet connection after power cycle and go to manual and re enter 192.168.1.195 from what i origanlly port forwarded

  • Re: i know i cant be the only one having NAT type issues read this!
    CDIESEL86

    long story short after every power cycle do i need to do a "set up connection test" on the ps4 everytime and then manually put back in the IP address i originally port forwarded? cause if i dont wouldnt it be giving me a new address after every power cycle?

  • Re: i know i cant be the only one having NAT type issues read this!
    CDIESEL86

    lol i think i understand now...lets say for instance if i ever have to restore my PS4 to default settings...when i do a "internet connection setup" instead of choosing automatic next time ill choose manual and just manually enter in the IP address that i forwarded all the ports for in the first place(static IP)...so pretty much the ports will always be forwarded to that original IP address (static ip) the PS4 gave me and when ever i do a "internet connection set up" just type in that IP address all the time because the ports are forwarded there....everything is working great BTW

     

    example...198.168.1.111 on original set up,forwarded ports to that address in modem and saved

    restored defaults and new "internet connection set up" is giving me 198.168.1.112

    just go to "manual" and enter in 198.168.1.111 (original address i forwarded all ports to and saved in modem the first time)

     

    when the ISP set up the ports for me they had me port forward to the IP address the ps4 was giving me and told me that will be the ps4 static ip and it will always be port forwarded to that IP and to always use that IP because thats the static IP assigned to the ps4 and that is what is communicating between the modem and ps4

    • Re: i know i cant be the only one having NAT type issues read this!
      SavageHam

      Hey CDIESEL86,

       

      As a dynamic ip address would allude to, it changes when your router or modem is reset. So now it could be 192.168.1.199, so then you set that ip in DMZ and everything is fine and dandy. You then decide to power cycle your router, or there is a connection drop, power outage, etc., your console may be assigned a different ip address based on the devices connected to your router and the order in which they connect. You console's IP address may then change to 192.168.1.45, but 192.168.1.199 is the ip that is in DMZ, which may cause the change in NAT type.

       

      If you go to your console network settings, and manually set it up your connection and assign your console 192.168.1.199, it won't change upon resetting your router. Hopefully that explains how that works for you.

       

      Thanks,

      ^AJ

  • Re: i know i cant be the only one having NAT type issues read this!
    CDIESEL86

    ok so here is what i did....i went back into my  PS4 INTERNET CONNECTION SETUP and i MANUALLY set up the IP address and entered all of the info that my ISP had set up and port forwarded to that IP address in my modem ..so now all the info i MANUALLY typed in the PS4 matches the modem (i took lots of notes and  screen shots of the info!) lol...i power cycled modem and ps4 and went back in to make sure settings saved(they did) and signed back on ghost and have a OPEN NAT..thank you very much for your time and help!!!!