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Getting NAT 2 on PS4

Hi 

I’ve got two PS4 consoles both hardwired into a super hub 3.0 via Ethernet cables. 

I can’t get a NAT 2 connection on one of the boxes. Always reverts to NAT 3. Have tried reserving an IP address, creating a DMZ and port forwarding on TCP UP as suggested in other forums. All to no avail 

is it because there are two connected at once ??

Generally one gets NAT 2 mostly 

Any suggestions appreciated

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Re: Getting NAT 2 on PS4

they this Settings-->Network Settings--->Media Server Connection--->Disable via ps4

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Thanks but I think that’s a fix on the PS3 ?

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it is but its near the same settings for the ps4 or it you can change the ip settings to google servers on pc it changes on your ps4 i have that settings on my pc and i have open net with xbox one having that settings to google servers

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@David_1012 wrote:

Hi 

I’ve got two PS4 consoles both hardwired into a super hub 3.0 via Ethernet cables. 

I can’t get a NAT 2 connection on one of the boxes. Always reverts to NAT 3. Have tried reserving an IP address, creating a DMZ and port forwarding on TCP UP as suggested in other forums. All to no avail 

is it because there are two connected at once ??

Generally one gets NAT 2 mostly 

Any suggestions appreciated


With two consoles on the same LAN they will often be using the same ports, so you need a router that does a good job of managing UPNP in order to ensure the correct traffic goes to the correct console. Unfortunately the VM hubs do not have a good reputation when it comes to UPNP, even the latest Hub 3.0. The best solution is usually to get a third party router and put the hub into modem mode.

I have seen the R7000 that I use recommended on an Xbox forum as being good for multiple consoles and I have used PS3s and PS4s on it with no NAT issues.

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I second that re get your own router, way better for gaming in the long run than using just a SH3 in router mode.

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Assign each console an internal manual/static IP via their MAC addresses. Don't go near UPNP.

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@keasy wrote:

Assign each console an internal manual/static IP via their MAC addresses. Don't go near UPNP.


This still won't work, because then you need to set up manual port forwarding and two devices cannot use the same ports at the same time. So, you'll still only have one device with an Open NAT.

If you want multiple consoles on the same network with an Open NAT, then you need a router with firmware that properly handles UPnP and you have to use UPnP to manage the ports. I've never found any other solution to this set up.