Hi all, I've never posted on these forums, so hopefully I'm putting this in the right place.
I want to be able to create parties with my friends on COD Black Ops, but my NAT Type 3 (Strict) doesn't allow for it. It also has booted me out of games a ton of times.
After going online, I'll tell you what I did to try and solve this. BTW my 120 GB PS3 has a WIRED connection. My router is a DLink DIR-625 Wireless-capable Router. I'm a Canadian, and my connection is high-speed DSL though TELUS, one of our phone/Internet providers where I live. My computer, Xbox 360 (which also has Strict NAT Type) and PS3 are hooked up with Ethernet cables, and I have a few laptops and iPhones, etc. running wirelessly. Here's what I did last night, based on instructions I found online.
1. I manually set a new connection for my PS3. I put "Wired Connection" and for "Speed/Duplex", I put Auto-Detect. I entered in the IP address and all that stuff. I put MTU as "Automatic", Proxy Server as "Do Not Use". I also enabled UPnP.
2. I went onto my router page and put the PS3 IP address that I manually set earlier under the "DHCP Reservation List", so that it doesn't rotate the IP address for the PS3.
3. I went to the Port Forwarding Page on my router page and entered the ports for PSN Access, which apparently are:
****After doing all this, I ran an Internet Connection Test on PS3 and NAT Type was still Type 3.
After this failure, I have now tried using info from portforward.com. Based on some of that info, I also set up port forwarding info SPECIFIC for my router:
"Changing Nat Type from 3 to 2"
"PS3 COD Black Ops for DLink 625"
I was told to make a second entry for COD Port Forwarding, and then put:
After making any changes, I've unplugged/plugged back in my router's power cable (essentially resetting it).
After doing all these additional changes, I ran an Internet Connection Test, and these are my exact results:
Obtain IP Address: Success
Internet Connection: Success
Playstation Network: Success
UPnP: Not Available
NAT Type: Type 3
Connection Speed (Download): -
Connection Speed (Upload): -
ONE THING TO NOTE: I also tried manually connecting my PS3 through a WIRELESS connection, with the same static IP address and all that stuff. I still got the same results on the "Internet Connection Test".
One of the first things that strikes me as weird is that I checked on my router, and it has UPnP ENABLED. Yet the PS3 says it is "not available", as shown in the results of my test.
I'm not very savvy with all this stuff, so here's some additional info I found on my router page, which may/may not be useful:
-(On my PS3) Media Server is Enabled
On my router:
-DNS Relay: Enabled
-UDP and TCP Endpoint Filtering are both: Port/Address Restricted
If you're still with me, thanks for reading.
****Does my External IP Address have anything to do with this? How about my Internet Service Provider? Something else?
To anyone that can lend a hand: A BIG THANK YOU. I'm tired of not being able to play games with my friends, and getting bad game connections. I've already spent more than 3 hours doing all this router ****.