[SOLVED] NAT Issue with PC Gaming

Jaylaur

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Hi Guys!

I've done a lot of research on my problem, but haven't been able to solve the issue so I'm coming to you in hopes maybe someone will have an idea of how I can fix this. I hope I am posting in the right forum, if not I apologize!

My issue is with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC, and my NAT status. For some reason, it has gone from moderate to strict and I am unable to join friends, etc while playing the game. I looked into the issue, and tried just about everything I came across to no avail.

I am currently using a Linksys WRT160Nv3 Router and am on a wireless connection with Cogeco Internet.

Here is a list of what I have tried so far:

-I tried setting a static IP, and Port Forwarding. According to the PortForward Checker, the ports are open but they were unable to ping the router?

-I also read disabling UPNP while portforwarding was helpful. Tried that, and made no difference.

-Ive tried removing the Portforwarding and setting up the DMZ mode.

-Ive tried resetting the router.

-Ive tried enabling domain, public, and private network settings under the Firewall settings. As well as temporarily disabled the firewall all together, and AVG Realtime protection.|

Was just curious if you guys here had any other suggestions that I could try to possibly resolve this issue. If you need any further information, please let me know and Ill try to reply ASAP.
Thanks a bunch!

 

Jaylaur

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Just wanted to add I just moved the comptuer to where I could plug myself directly into the modem/router. When plugged directly into the modem, the NAT status is open, but when plugged even directly into the router, it goes back to strict so I am assuming it is a router issue.

Im pretty clueless when it comes to this stuff, so perhaps there is a setting or something I am missing. Could it be related to the fact that when checking the ports they are unable to ping the router, but it says the ports are open?

Thanks again guys :)
 

JTHM87

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I'm also having an issue with this - Linksys E1500 router here. I've followed all of the troubleshooting steps described above, and all to no avail. My unique aspect is that I have two computers on the ame network trying to play Black Ops 2 together and with other friends online. We seem to be able to connect to each other just fine, but can never seem to connect to our friends. Very frustrating.
 

Jaylaur

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Hi Guys!

Just an update incase anyone runs into the same problem that I did. After trying absolutely everything I could think of, I took a fine tooth comb over my router settings checking every single thing out and came across a section called "DCHP Reservation". Although I set a static IP through the portforward.com tool, as soon as I assigned a static IP through this interface in the router, and then reconfigured the portforwarding it appears my nat is now OPEN.

I wish I had some insight on your problem JT but Im pretty clueless when it comes to this stuff lol.