You are playing an online game on ps4 with your friends an multiplayer game and suddenly you got disconnected and sometimes you ping so high and this is so much frustrating on playing the game on ps4 that in the middle you got disconnected. You checked your wifi your all network connection and its working fine then.
These issues address on your ps4 due to the PS4 NAT typesetting ( Network addresses translation) To fix this issue you have to change your NAT typesetting.
In this article, I am going to tell you how to configure your NAT typesetting to work without any disturbance.
Introduction to NAT type
NAT means an (Network addresses translation) This NAT type will help in the translation of all the devices IP into public IP addresses connected to your network.
There are Three types OF NAT
NAT Type OPEN =: This is fully open. Here you are connected to the internet directly and in this method, there is a very low chance of disconnection. If you choose this NAT type than you can connect with all kinds of NAT type players but this method may create some security issues.
NAT type Moderate=: In this Type, your ps4 is connected to the router for the connection and in this NAT type slower connection than any other and you will have also the higher lag. The advantage of this method is you can connect to the most of the players in this moderate type of NAT connection
NAT type Strict =: This one is the toughest part of NAT connection type because your ps4 connected to the internet with the router and chances of disconnection is very much high and you can connect to those users who have the open type connection. In this connection, most of the functions of your ps4 may not be able to work.
How to check NAT type on PS4
i) Settings > Network > View Connection Status.
How to change NAT Type PS4
So if you are having issues of NAT you can change it to the required setting. But the main problem is you can change the NAT type settings directly on ps4. While changing the NAT type you have to modify some other settings on the router and these setting get very differently according to the routers you are using today we are going to use TP-link router as this one is used by most of the people.
Steps for Changing NAT type on PS4
At first open browser on your pc and then put the default IP address of the router to get access to router settings.
Enter the username and password of the router login
On your router, you have to find On your router settings, enable UPnP*
UPnP means universal plug and play. This is a protocol that will help devices to discover each other on the network
Now On changing the NAt type here, we have the two choices First one is putting it to the DMZ and another one is opening up forwarding ports. I recommended you to choose the second method because the first one is not safe to use.
In this article, I will tell the methods which are safe so let’s go to the forwarding to open ports.
Forwarding ports to ps4
Open your router settings and find the settings forward router in most of the router it is also more ap as port forwarding
Now Add custom forwards ports.