How to Open NAT Type on Xbox One
With today’s focus on online features and multiplayer, you want your connection to be as smooth and uninhibited as possible. Part of that is checking your system’s NAT (Network Address Translation) type, which can affect everything from your connection speeds to even what you’re able to do while on your Xbox One. Setting your NAT type to open is ideal, as it’ll allow you to chat with other players and join games without a problem. However, your Xbox One might be set to a strict NAT type, which can restrict certain features.
First off, you’ll want to check your NAT type on your Xbox One, just to see if you even need to do anything. Go to Settings and open up Network Setting. You’ll see your current NAT type on the settings, and if it says open already you’re good, you don’t need to do anything. If it isn’t open what you can do is put your Xbox One in DMZ, basically outside of the boundaries of your router so it isn’t bound to strict settings. If you put your PC into DMZ it could be problematic as you’d potentially be opening it up to viruses, but for a game system it’s completely fine.
First off you’ll need to find out the IP Address of your Xbox One. You can do this by checking your network settings on your PC and finding the IP Address of your Xbox One. Alternatively, you can simply go to Network Settings on your Xbox One, then go to Advanced Settings, select IP Settings, and find your IP Address on that page.
Now you need to access your router. If you aren’t sure of how to do that you can type your router’s IP Address into your search bar, which might bring up a login screen. In most cases the username is admin and the password is password, but if not it can also be the default settings of your router. If you don’t have your IP Address, run the Command Prompt and enter “ipconfig/all,” then you’ll be able to find it.
Now with that information and after logging into your router find the DMZ option in your menus, which could also appear as DMZ Host. Enter your Xbox One IP Address into the DMZ and enable it. This should allow you to keep an open NAT type for your Xbox One now.
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