What Is NAT Type?


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NAT (Network Address Translation) Type refers to the strictness of speed reliability a computer or console uses to determine what other computers or consoles it will connect to over the Internet. The types differ across platforms.

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Whether the tiers are called Type 1, Type 2, Type 3 or Open, Moderate or Strict, they refer to both the reliable speed of the system and what types of connections they can make to maintain a solid gaming experience. Type 3 or Strict Nat Types can only connect to Type 1 or Open systems. Type 2 or Moderate can connect to all types but Type 3 or Strict. Type 1 or Open can connect to any other types and offers the best and most reliable speeds.

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