What is NAT or Network Address Translation?
NAT stands for network address translation. It is a service that is used in routers. Its purpose is to translate a set of IP addresses to another set of IP addresses.
What is an NAT type and why do you need it?
Your NAT Type is tells us how accessible your local network is, and can help us to work out why online play is not performing correctly.
There are three NAT types: 1 - Open, 2 - Moderate, and 3 - Strict. Your type is shared by your router’s NAT firewall, and interpreted by your console or PC. For example, your PC could interpret your NAT type as a Moderate but your Xbox One could interpret it as Strict.
How do I find out my NAT type on PC?
1. Press the Windows key and R
2. Type the following and press Enter
3. Type the following in the new window and press Enter
3. Copy the IP address next to words 'Default Gateway' line. It should look something like this:
4. Paste it into the address bar of your browser
5. Access the settings of your modem - please note that most modem passwords are set to blank, admin, or password
6. Find your NAT type under internet settings. This varies from modem to modem so you may need to look around a little!
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