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PS4: Is router port forwarding required?

StudioDweller
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-11-18 02:25
Is it necessary to forward any ports on my router (AirPort Extreme 5th gen) for BF4 on the PS4? When I do the PS4 internet test, it shows Nat Type 2. Just wondering if that's good enough or if need to forward certain ports and if so, which ones. Thanks!
icy1007
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-11-18 02:26
NAT type 2 is normal.
StudioDweller
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-11-18 02:30
Thanks, icy. I understand that NAT Type 2 is normal, just wondering if any ports need to be forwarded as well.
icy1007
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-11-18 02:31
Well all online applications need some ports open. You shouldn't need to explicitly open them though unless you are having issues.
MountainDewed
US Enlisted: 2012-05-28
2013-11-18 02:35
I just plug the damn wires in and pray the correct lights light up.
Left his wallet in El Segundo.
TheGreat49
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-11-21 15:25
I contacted apple (I have same router) and they informed my they do not have NAT types, what we need to do is figure out which ports the PS4 is using and open them up in airport utility. The "Genius" informed me there is simply no access to NAT types on the airport extreme.
mikeyVR4
US Enlisted: 2011-11-03
2013-11-21 15:29
I open all my ports with every new router I get.
Evilstans
CA Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2013-11-21 15:38
TheGreat49 said:
I contacted apple (I have same router) and they informed my they do not have NAT types, what we need to do is figure out which ports the PS4 is using and open them up in airport utility. The "Genius" informed me there is simply no access to NAT types on the airport extreme.


I'm not sure about the PS4, but in general games use 4040 and 3080, which should be open by default. Put in a game disc and try online, both the ps3 and 360 would tell you if a port isn't open that it needs.
If all esle fails the sony support site will list the 'optimal' network setting including port forwarding etc.