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Ghost Recon Wildlands NAT Type ‘Strict’ – How To Fix It
Chances are if you’ve played a multiplayer game at some point in you’re life, you’ve come across the dreaded “NAT Type” is Strict restriction on your console.
Having a Strict or even Moderate NAT type can be a road block for players looking to get the most out of their experience online.
Multiplayer games need a smooth and clean pathway to your internet connection, and having a strict NAT type can severely compromise that.
Let’s take a look at what each NAT type means before we dive into how to fix it.
NAT Type: Open
When you have an Open NAT type, you’re able to chat with other people, join and host multiplayer games, and interact and play with players who have any other type of NAT type on their network.
NAT Type: Moderate
If you have a Moderate NAT type, you’ll be able to chat and play online with some people, but you might not be able to with everyone. You also won’t be chosen as the host of a match.
NAT Type: Strict
If you have a Strict NAT type, you’re restricted to chatting and playing multiplayer games exclusively with people who have an OPEN NAT type. You also can’t be chosen as the host of a match.
How to check your NAT Type
- Scroll left from Home to open the guide.
- Select Settings .
- Select All Settings .
- Select Network .
You’ll see on this page what NAT Type you have.
Go to Settings > Network > Internet Connection Status.
How to set NAT Type to ‘Open’
Next we’re going to fix it so that your NAT Type is Open in Ghost Recon Wildlands , regardless of what it says in your console’s network settings (sometimes it says Open when it’s in fact closed).
On Xbox One
Step 1: Find the access address to your router. Normally this is 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.254. Check your router’s manual for more information. Type in the router’s address into your web browser as you would an internet address (use http:// if you’re facing trouble).
Step 2: Log into the router. Normally, the username and password is simply “admin” and “admin”, although it may be different for some routers, and the ISP may have changed it. In that case, the login details should be on either the bottom of the router, on the router’s box, or in the router’s manual.
Step 3: Ensure that “UPnP” is enabled. This is often in the router’s “Advanced” settings.
Step 4: You need to open up some ports and assign them specifically to your console. This will vary from router to router, so Google your router’s brand name and model number, followed by “port forwarding”. As an example using my own router, the search should look like this “Huawei H2U56 port forwarding”.
In the case of my router, it shouldn’t be all that different to yours, so I’ll explain how I do it. I log into my router using “admin” and “admin” as the username and password. I click on “Advanced”, then “UPNP” and make sure that the “enable” box is ticket. Then I tick on “NAT” and select “Port Mapping”. I click on “New”, and then “TCP/UDP” (in some routers there are two individual options). Then I put in the ports I need opening.
53, 3074, 53, 88, 500, 3544, 4500
In all of the “Port” boxes (External, External end, and Internal) I put in the number, and then in “Internal Host” I put the IP of my router (whatever the number is that you put into your browser). Here’s an example for opening the 53 port. It’s “Name_1” because that’s just the name I’ve given it. I have every port the name “Name_#”.
As you can (barely see … sorry for the poor quality), the port 53 appears three times, followed by the IP. The three ports are posted in the “External”, External End and Internal boxes. This might vary router to router, but not that much.
On PlayStation 4
Follow the steps above under “On Xbox One”, but use the following ports.
80, 443, 465, 983, 3478-3480, 3658, 5223, 6000-7000, 9293, 10070-10080
If you’re still having NAT issues, post in the comments below and we’ll try to assist you! Be sure to list your router brand and model number
Wednesday 8th of June 2022
WHAT ABOUT PC??!!!
Wednesday 21st of October 2020
still not working... im on a spectrum router
Friday 12th of May 2017
you forgot instructions for PC users [sad]
Port forwarding for Ghost Recon Wildlands (PC) not working - please help
Here's the list of required ports:
And here's the Port Forward screen in the GUI (router is R7800, latest KONG build):
You appear to have opened ports to the router itself, rather than forwarding. But it is hard to see on a screenshot.
Please post your /etc/config/firewall file - easiest for us to review that.
Actually you might have the port forwarding configured appropriately, but you have not opened the ports exactly as specified in the game support info you provided.
The port forwarding is correct, but you have missed some ports. Can you share firewall file config?
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Troubleshoot NAT errors and multiplayer game issues
Why nat is important.
- Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
- Select Profile & system > Settings > General > Network settings .
- Under Current Network Status , the NAT Type field displays your current NAT type.
- NAT Type: Unavailable (displayed under Current Network Status on the Network screen)
- Can’t get a Teredo IP address (displayed after running Test multiplayer connection on the Network screen)
- Error code 0x89231906 (displayed when trying to join a party chat session)
- Double NAT detected (displayed under Current Network Status on the Network screen)
Troubleshooting specific NAT errors
Nat type: unavailable, can’t get a teredo ip address, or error code 0x89231906, what is teredo, what settings do i need to adjust on my router.
- Allow Teredo tunneling
- Allow IPv6 tunneling
- Apple AirPort : AirPort + Wi-Fi Support
- AVM FRITZ!Box: : FRITZ!Box Service
After you adjust your router’s settings
- Enable IPv6
Double NAT detected
Step 1: put your gateway into bridge mode.
- A modem is a device that lets another device transmit data over the Internet.
- A router is used to connect multiple devices to a network. Typically, multiple devices send data to the router, and the router then sends the information to a modem.
- A gateway is essentially a modem and a router combined into one device.
- Visually inspect the labels on the devices. If the type of device is not explicitly labeled on the device, a manufacturer name or model number may help you determine the type of device.
- Most gateways have wireless capabilities; modems do not. If you have a wireless signal from a device that is connected to your cable or DSL to allow Internet access, then you most likely have a gateway.
- If you have multiple physical ports on the device that is connected to your cable or DSL to allow Internet access, then you most likely have a gateway.
Step 2: Check to see if you have a public or private IP address
- Sign in to your router settings.
- Access either the status page or WAN settings page.
- Verify or record the WAN or Internet IP address.
- On your computer, go to this site to verify your public IP address: What Is My IP Address site
- Compare this IP address to the one you recorded from your router in step 3.
Step 3: Contact your ISP about getting a public IP address
- 10.0.0.0 through 10.255.255.255
- 172.16.0.0 through 172.31.255.255
- 192.168.0.0 through 192.168.255.255
General NAT troubleshooting
Step 1: turn on upnp to refresh your nat table.
- Log in to your router's web-based configuration page to and make sure UPnP is turned on. Refer to your router's documentation or support website for help turning UPnP on for the first time, or off and then back on. Make sure that the router is restarted each time you update any router settings. If the router doesn’t restart automatically, restart it manually.
- Turn the UPnP setting off, and then save your changes.
- Restart your console from a full shutdown and restart all network hardware (your modem and router). Removing the power cords, waiting 10–20 seconds, and plugging the power cords back in is the best way to ensure a full power cycle.
- Log in to your router's web-based configuration page to and make sure UPnP is turned off.
- Turn the UPnP setting back on, and then save your changes again. If there’s another setting labeled Zero Config , ensure that this setting is also turned on.
- Restart all network hardware (your modem and router).
Step 2: Check to see if your firmware needs to be upgraded
Step 3: do you have multiple xbox consoles, advanced nat troubleshooting (single console), step 1: open network ports using port forwarding, about ports and port forwarding.
- Port 88 (UDP)
- Port 3074 (UDP and TCP)
- Port 53 (UDP and TCP)
- Port 80 (TCP
- Port 500 (UDP)
- Port 3544 (UDP)
- Port UDP 4500 (UDP)
Set a static IP address or switch to manual IP settings
Setting up a dhcp reservation on your router, get your computer’s ip settings.
- On your computer, click Start , type cmd , and then press Enter .
- At the prompt, type ipconfig/all , and then press Enter .
- IPv4 address (or IP address)
- Subnet mask
- Default gateway
- DNS server(s)
- Make up a unique IP address for your Xbox console, and write it down. A simple way to do this is to increase the last number of your computer’s IP address by 10. For example, if your computer’s address is 192.168.1.2, use 192.168.1.12 for your console’s unique IP address. (Each IP address on your network must be unique.)
Set your console’s IP and DNS settings
- Select Advanced settings .
- Select IP settings .
- Select Manual.
- Enter the unique IP address that you made up, and then select Enter .
- Enter your computer’s Subnet mask , and then select Enter .
- Enter your computer’s default Gateway , and then select Enter .
- Select DNS Settings .
- Select Manual .
- Enter the Primary DNS setting that you found on the computer, and then select Enter.
- Enter the Secondary DNS setting that you found on the computer (if there was one) and then select Enter.
- Press B on your controller, and then test your connection again.
Open ports on your router or gateway
- Start your web browser.
- Belkin : 192.168.2.1
- Linksys by Cisco : 192.168.1.1
- D-Link : 192.168.0.1
- NETGEAR : 192.168.0.1. or 192.168.1.1
- Type your user name and password (for your router or gateway), and then click OK . If you don’t know the default user name and password, refer to your hardware manufacturer’s documentation.
- When you’re logged in, you should see your router or gateway's configuration page.
- Port 3074 (UDP and TCP) (If this is your second console, enter the port number you selected above when you manually set Alternate port selection .)
- Port 80 (TCP)
Once you’ve opened the necessary ports on your router or gateway
- Run the multiplayer connection test again ( Profile & system > Settings > General > Network settings > Test multiplayer connection ).
- Re-check your NAT type ( Profile & system > Settings > General > Network settings > Test NAT type ).
Step 2: Enable perimeter network (also known as DMZ) functionality on your router
- Re-check your NAT type (Profile & system > Settings > General > Network settings > Test NAT type ).
Step 3: Restore your router to factory defaults
- Inspect the back or bottom of the router for a button or small hole. The button or small hole should be labeled "Reset."
- Press the button or insert the end of a paper clip into the small hole and hold for at least 10 to 30 seconds.
- When the lights on the router blink, the router has been reset to factory settings.
- Unplug the power cord from your modem.
- Disconnect the Internet connection cable from the modem. Typically, this cable comes out of the wall.
- Unplug the power cord from your router.
- Wait at least one minute.
- Connect the power cord and internet connection cable to your modem.
- After the lights on the modem have returned to normal, connect the power cable to your router.
- Wait at least one minute, and then verify that you are connected to the Internet.
Advanced NAT troubleshooting (multiple consoles)
Step 1: check to see if your router will support multiple xbox consoles.
- Connect only one of your Xbox consoles to the router at any one time.
- Get a new router that can support multiple Xbox consoles.
Step 2: Restore your router to factory defaults
Step 3: open network ports using port forwarding.
- On your computer, click Start , type cmd , and then press Enter.
- At the prompt, type ipconfig/all , and then press Enter.
- Press B on your controller, and then test your connection again. If you have more than one Xbox console you will need to manually assign an alternate multiplayer port for your second console.
If you have two or more Xbox consoles on your home network
- Select Alternate port selection .
- On the Select Port menu, select one of the options from the list.
- Write down the number of the port you selected. You’ll use this in place of port 3074 when you open the ports for your second console.
Step 4: Decide if you want to set up one Xbox console for multiplayer gaming
Step 5: enable perimeter network (also known as dmz) functionality on your router, did this resolve the issue, related topics, still need help, contact times (pacific time), phone support, disability answer desk.
Accessible help and resources to get your Xbox questions answered.
- Help Center
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands NAT Type Strict
In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands , up to 4 players are able to join a squad and play online co-op. In order to play Wildlands online with your friends, at least one of your squad members will need to have NAT Type Open (Xbox One or PC) or NAT Type 2 (PS4) so that everyone else will be able to connect to them.
If you are having a difficult time trying to play Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands online, it may be due to your connection to the internet. If you are seeing NAT Type Strict (Xbox One or PC) or NAT Type 3 (PS4) in the game lobby then you will not be able to connect to some players. This can make playing Wildlands online difficult for you and cause you to waste time waiting for compatible players to team up with. Try to get NAT Type Open (Xbox One or PC) or NAT Type 2 (PS4) which allows you to connect to most players and will also make it possible for you to be lobby host.
Forwarding ports in your router may be your solution to getting a better internet connection. Forwarding ports in your router makes a direct connection between you and the other players on your squad. If you want to be squad leader during online co-op you will need to forward ports. Another benefit to forwarding ports is being allowed to host the game which means less lag time for you.
Forwarding Ports for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
The easiest solution is to use our our Network Utilities software that will automatically forward your ports.
To DIY, you can forward the router ports listed below.
- Make sure that you set up a static IP in your console or PC before forwarding ports in your router. You can visit these guides for help setting up a static IP.
- Next, forward ports in your router and/or firewall for PS4, Xbox One or PC, whichever platform you are using. You will just need to forward all of the ports listed for your gaming platform.
- After forwarding ports in your router you can check your NAT Type in the game lobby. If you are gaming on PC and do not see NAT Type in the game lobby, you can use a port checking tool to see if your ports have been forwarded. Our Network Utilities software includes a free Port Checker tool that you can use to check your ports.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands - PC TCP: 14000 UDP: 3074-3083, 6000, 6180, 7000 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands - Xbox One TCP: 3074 UDP: 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands - Playstation 4 TCP: 3478-3480 UDP: 3074, 3478-3479
Port Forwarding Guides for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
For detailed help, follow these guides which show you how to forward ports for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands in your specific router. Just click on the link below, choose your router from the list, and follow the guide.
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands - PC
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands - Xbox One
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands - Playstation 4
For more information about your router and/or using your home network visit these guides .
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