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Please Help! PS3 NAT Type Failed?
You will not get a NAT type if you set up your PS3 in a DMZ or set Port forwarding. NAT isn't required in that case. NAT simply sorts out where network trafiic is meant to go when you have several devices in your home but only one IP address on the internet. DMZ and port forwarding do a similar thing in a different way. You also won't get (or require) NAT when your PS3 is the only device (eg with a modem that has a single ethernet port)
The manual mentions enabling NAT (page 35)
The manual doesn't mention uPNP. Is it Availble when you do an Internet Connection Test on the PS3?
The description of the firmware http://www.dlink.com.au/tech/Download/download.asp
Have you tried upgrading the firmware?
uPNP available and NAT type 2 is the ideal result you're after.
PS well done putting the modem/router brand and model up first time :)
Alrighty, Thanks for your post mate I totally forgot that routers had manuals because I was thinking that the problem was the PS3 becaue my Wii and XBOX 360 both work fine with my Router, I got the latest firmware update and I also had NAT enabled all along but nothing has really changed.
Is there any other ideas or soloutions for this issue or should I contact support via telephone. I'm not sure if they accept calls from 15 year olds though.
Everything Says Succeeded and UPnP is available every time, but sometimes when I check it in the status it says unavailable (if that means anything) The connection test stops at NAT Type and says "failed" then shows that error code I mentioned earlier.
Are you using the Easy setup option for your PS3 network settings?
Remove all port forwarding and DMZ on the router (in relation to the PS3 at least).
I have actually tried setting my PS3's IP address and all that so I could put it into a DMZ and I have also tried the "Easy" setup. I've done it with wireless and with an ethernet cable neither have had any success.
I'm not sure what it'd accomplish by removing the ports I forwarded and removing the PS3 from the DMZ because everythings always been the same (on the internet statistics for the PS3) it's always been like:
NAT type: Failed
Through everything I've done it's never actually altered, I'd be quite happy just to have NAT 3 I really don't care on the quality I just want to play uncharted 2, MW2 and such. I can however play need for speed SHIFT online. So it's only some games, but I'm unsure what determines which games need the NAT to be available and which games don't.
Edit I recieved this information from an external source:
As I said NAT is only to allow several devices (PCs, consoles, refrigerators!)
to connect to a single IP address (your Internet connection)
No games need NAT.
The reason I advised removing port forwarding is because port forwarding will override any upnp capabilities of your router. In theory putting your ps3 in DMZ should solve all your problems but unfortunately the Internet is not that simple.
I advised using easy setup with no DMZ or port forwarding because these features are not compatible.
There is no way that you will get more than one device (PS3 or Xbox or Wii) without upnp
Easy setup is designed to let your router do all of the configuration for you.
As your link says DMZ overrides all port forwarding.
So it does. But it isn't working is it?
NAT does not apply when you use DMZ.You will not see NAT available when you put your PS3 in DMZ.
So the external source is correct.
I am suggesting removing all port forwarding and DMZ so that you can start with a clean slate.
NAT = Network Adress Translation. On the internet you have one address from your ISP but in your home you have several. Your router uses NAT to direct internet trafffic to the the device that asked for it on your home network. Do you see? DMZ bypasses this process. So does port forwarding. Obviously it is not working in your case.
Start with the basics. No port forwarding, No DMZ. Easy setup on your PS3.
And then take it from there.
I think that some games must require NAT because I did as you said (removed all the ports and such) then I went to Uncharted 2 multiplayer and it said that it couldn't connect, please check that you have NAT type 1 to or 3.
Bummer! I only asked because of this. Unfortunately no one replied but at least you're not alone.
I think the suggestion to try it at someone elses house is valid. Unless you have another router you can try. I guess it's your parents' router? I guessing the router does have NAT but for some reason the PS3 cannot tell what type it is.
Google your router model. Is your router C2 or C3 hardware version (it says in the top right corner of the web configuration page)? These two have different manuals. C3 has an option to enable/disable NAT but makes no mention of uPnP. C2 does not have an option to isable NAT (and I'm not sure why you'd want to) but it does mention uPNP.
Sorry I couldn't be more help.
It basically is giving me an attitude problem and it needs to be adjusted fast. Everything failed but the obtaining of the IP address.
from Ontario you might get more help in your own timezone on the US forum http://community.us.playstation.com/community/supp
Also, have you tried resetting your modem and router?
i dont know why u have to open nat type. shud be as easy as that bt i find most new zealanders are gna giv up on ps3 cos of this problem with mw3 on ps3. why has activision made it so hard. i dont blame people for leaving ps3.
I'm having the same problem now ... did u manage to sort it out?
NAT type failed ...
god help me lol
More information is required.
What type of modem do you have?
How are you connected to the internet?
How is your PS3 connected to your modem?
If you re using a router that plugs into the router that is provided by your internet provider router (I have a CableOne router but I use a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 that I use by my network.) What you need to do is turn the secondary router (the Nighthawk in my case) into an Access Point. Some of the newer routers have a setting option to do this very easily, or Google "turn router into Access Point" and you'll find plenty of info on how to do it.
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