Hi, I have a plan that has a dynamic IP, I'm not sure if that limits me from having an open nat type. If not can someone explain how I get an open nat type?
Are you referring to gaming, like in COD? Because COD does very strange things when it reports your NAT type. I don't think it's necessarily accurate and doing all the right things can still lead to it saying STRICT or MODERATE.
1. You want to go into your router and open the ports the game or whatever the application is uses, and port forward those ports to your device's IP (say, a PS3) . It's best if your device has a static IP on your home network.
2. Set up DMZ on your router and the put the IP of your device (once again, it should be static) in the DMZ.
3. Enable uPnP on your router.
Number 3 is the easiest. Numbers 2 and 3 both have security concerns (if you're paranoid).
But like I said if it is COD, it won't always report the NAT type properly. Mine sometimes says OPEN, sometimes it says MODERATE. It's random. I use uPnP. Can't speak for other games though.
Message was edited by: alexo for typos
Good info alexo.
I would only worry about your NAT type if you're having any trouble playing games online jalbertio, but I've had no trouble playing anything on Xbox with my Cisco modem.
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