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05-Jul-2012, 12:18 PM #1
Unhappy Solved: Open Nat problems
I've been having a problem for a while now with my Netgear wndr3400 router. My Nat has been strict no matter what I try. I have tried setting a DMZ, I have enabled UPnP, I have opened all the ports that the games I like to play need. These ports include: 80, 88, 3074, and 7707. My computer has a static IP. However after all this, my router STILL does not allow me to connect in games because of a strict Nat. In order to see if it is the router I connected my computer directly to my modem and I have an open Nat. The router has also been updated to the newest firmware. Can anyone help me get an open Nat or is my router a curse?
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05-Jul-2012, 12:33 PM #2
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There is no such thing as strict, moderate, open, luke warm, tight, loose NAT. These terms are the invention of the gaming industry which has shown their lack of networking knowledge by creating these idiotic terms. NAT by itself mean network address translation. It's a mechanism by which a public facing IP address can be translated to another private address. The strict, moderate, open, luke warm terminology refers to the port forwarding aspect of SOHO/SMB routers which you can direct specific traffic on a specific port to an internal IP address on the same or different port (port translation.) Because of the drive to make things simple for most users, they've combined this in how NAT/PAT is done on SOHO/SMB routers.

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When you plug your laptop into the modem, what is the IP address you get from the modem on your PC?
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05-Jul-2012, 12:43 PM #3
Even so, I have a connection problem relating to the router. All computers in my house have a static IP. The laptops is 192.168.1.3, and my IP is 192.168.1.2 to the router. The IP to the modem is 172.186.180.10

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05-Jul-2012, 01:53 PM #4
When you plug your PC into your modem, what IP are you using or get? Do an ipconfig /all when you have the PC connected to the modem.
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05-Jul-2012, 04:23 PM #5
zx10guy I'm just wandering this, but how is that going to help him with his NAT?
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05-Jul-2012, 05:15 PM #6
I'm trying to figure out if his modem is acting as a modem/router or just a modem. The IP address assigned to the PC will confirm this.
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05-Jul-2012, 10:20 PM #7
I no longer need help in regards to my router issue. I ended up buying a new router today after 2 years of torture from my old Netgear. It seems like my connection issues have subsided for now. I'll update if I have any issues. Thanks for the help though
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