Exactly. That is why I waited some, then tried other settings and then waited again. After a day, I am pretty sure the server was not downed all this time. But I know for a fact that other people in same town and same ISP it works, and most of my friends across the world it works too. And when they look at the map of the regions playing, my zone is lite up.
Your NAT type for the PS is normal.
PS NAT is a tricky one. The only way to get NAT 1 is to directly hook the PS to modem (no router).
Most folks should have NAT 2. Alarm bells if you have NAT 3.
What you are concerned with is your in-game NAT type. You want it to be Open,,, not moderate or definitely not Strict.
Notes: Do not use uPnp, PF, DMZ together.
Make sure you are using the correct ports for your console
All the info you need is in the above link. The how to's are in the "additional resources" at the bottom.
I have seen your link already in another thread, although it was V1. I had followed everything it said. So when I saw the V2, I got excited that it might have more. I have followed it too and tried it twice to make sure I did not have weird bug or mistakes. It still does not let me in.
The problem at the moment is that I do not care about my NAT type being open or not. I can't even get to the screen that tells me this information since I can't connect to the server. If I get to that page, I will gladly work on getting it to Open.
I know that using multiple functions at the same time (uPnP, port and DMZ) is not a good thing, but like you see in my original post, I had already tried separately and this was kind of a why not test it in case.
Since I have just gotten the game and not even done any single player yet, I decided to try and wipe the data and save data and reinstall. It did from the disk then the update got downloaded, but it still is not working.
I am at a loss of what to do to get this working.
No clue if that is what you want to know, but here I go.
It's an Arris modem model TMG602G/115 connected with a wire to a D-Link DlR-655 router. The router have a wired connection to my PC and PS4 and wireless connection to several other devices. Before I had to do anything to this router because of the current problem, I had no idea really about the uPnP checkbox function, so it was on and for my main PC I had port fowarding for my main applications. All devices connected to it always were put on static ip through mac address recognition. Everything always worked like that for no exceptions except CoD at the moment. Right now I have left it over night on no uPnP, nothing getting port fowarded anywhere and DMZ active on the PS4 to see if it would maybe pick up by luck today. With this morning test I can say it didn't. I have checked and rechecked that I really have PS+ and the server are up.
Edit: Oh and it is a Cable internet connection if it helps anything.
Your router has a DHCP server and DHCP reservation, right.
I'm assuming you have the DHCP server enabled.
When you then create a Static IP for your PS4 --> the IP must be outside of the range of the DHCP server, otherwise you will cause an IP conflict (port forwarding and dmz functionality will not work)
If your DHCP server range is 192.168.0.0 --> 192.168.0.199
Then you would want to give your PS4 a Static IP of 192.168.0.230 (ie. something above 199)
So --> In your PS4, create Static IP of 192.168.0.230,,, marry this up in your DHCP reservation 192.168.0.230.
Does the above make sense to you ?
The reason I asked the above question of modem and router is that some folks can have a modem/router combo which they then attach another router to ,, which if not set up correctly will cause a double NAT = bad news. But, seems you are good to go.
Here is how I set it up, just to see if I made an error along the way.
In the router the rage is from 100 to 199
I have checked the box to enable DMZ and put it to 230.
In the PS4, I have gone to set up LAN and manually inputed the data.
IP address 192.168.0.230 (address we decided)
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway 192.168.0.1 (router)
Primary DNS 126.96.36.199
Secondary DNS 188.8.131.52 (Google public DNS)
Proxy Not used
And just to make sure, when you say power cycling in your post, you are talking about unplugging the device for like 30 sec right?
power cycling --> yes. For both console and router.
Here's the thing. DMZ should be last resort. If port forwarding works, dmz should work visa versa.
make sure upnp is off. disable dmz.
you have a Static IP set now though your reservation --> looks right.
now set up your port forwards. (make sure you are using the PS4 ports)
Also note ,, when it comes to ports ,,, a singular port can only be PF to one device.I say this just in case you have PF set up for other devices, ie your PC, which share a Ghosts PS4 port.
There is not much more I can help you out on. Honestly you have the information. Hopefully it is something a bit silly that is cocking it up for you.
If you are still having problems.... Ring D-link (their number will be on the box). They should be able to help you. That router is a gigabit router, so you can;'t of had it too long. Thus, fingers crossed, your D-link support should be free. I've had a D-link in the past and they were good to help with. Hey, It could just be that your router needs to be updated.
On the odd occasion problems that you are experiencing is due to the server side, ie Ghosts. But, I don't see enough reports to see that the PS4 Ghosts server is on the fritz. Thus, my belief is that you just need to get your connection up and running.
Believe me, I know this can be a pain in the butt sometimes.
However, I'm confident you can get up and running
I have done it many times, but just for kicks I have done it again. Port fowarded everything back to PS4. And yes to answer the question, I have always taking off all other port fowarding on the PC even if it was not a port that it was using.
Also called D-Link and checked with them. All is set up as it should and the firmware is up to date.
At this point, all I can say is that it really is not on my end. It is either their servers or maybe the routing that my ISP takes. But yesterday I called to check and it would seem that none of the tech support know anything about anything... Tried to talk about tracert and ping and they would be like "Huh? I have checked on my PC and it says your connection is working." So I don't think I will get any help on that front
I thank you for your patience and time to try and help me, but like you said it is probably at the end of your technical knowledge. Now if only Tech support would kick in and try to figure something out, else I guess I will have to ask a refund on the game.
Ok that might sound weird, but I LOVE YOU!!!
It totally worked. I had changed many times the MTU to 1480 in the PS4, but I will admit never on the router... Didn't even see where the option was all this time. Changed it and now it connects.
On a bonus to have this trouble, I realized on the ISP web page that there was a new internet package for 5 bucks more per month to get me from 10mo dl 1.5mo ul to 30mo dl 10 ul.
Seriously you are a life saver. And should maybe had that on the help link you gave me earlier. Specify to put MTU in router and not PS4.
Glad it worked. Sharing the love around .
MTU setting are covered in an article in the additional resources of my link.
As far as router MTU setting goes it depends on the type of internet connection. There is not a blanket rule.
But it is well covered in http://www.charlieintel.com/bo2-intel/the-elagaphant/