Question from DJA747
How do I change my NAT Type from 3 to 2?
I've tried putting my PS3 in the DMZ, I've tried youtube walkthroughs that work for them. I've basically tried just about everything. Why isn't it working?
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How do I change my NAT Type
If your NAT Type 1 or 2 then you don't need to change a thing, everything is working as it should. If you're NAT Type 3 then you're in the right place and should try these steps. There is no guarantee what worked for me will work for you and since we all have different routers and I cannot offer support on your personal situation. The best I can do is tell you what worked for me and hope you can put the pieces together.
In most cases you will have to assign your PS3 a static IP address. I can't tell you step by step how to do it to your router but hopefully now that you know what it's called you can find your way. You'll need to know your PS3s MAC address to assign a static IP. To find your MAC address simply go to
Settings > System Settings > System Information
You should now see your MAC address, I suggest you write it down.
Once your PS3 has an static IP address you need to open up a few ports. In my situation I simply went to
Applications & Gaming > Port Range Forward
Ultimately you need to open ports:
TCP: 80, 443, 5223
UDP: 3478, 3479, 3658
Once you've done this turn off your PS3 and power cycle your router. Run another Internet Connection Test and you're hopefully NAT Type 2.
On Belkin router, you can't just change the NAT type. Instead, set the device in DMZ.
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